|2||Tom Brady, QB, Patriots|
|Brady continues to produce big pass plays despite the lack of a true deep threat. (Getty Images)|
2012 number that stands out: Brady had a league-leading 71 pass plays of 20 yards or more. When you consider the Patriots have little speed at wide receiver and rely on a lot of double-tight end sets, that's even more impressive.
Strengths: He has a big arm, knows how to read defenses and seems to have the ability to slide away from pressure to make pinpoint throws.
Weaknesses: He seems to get rattled at times by good pass rushers, like the New York Giants have. He actually flinched a few times last year, which you don't see often.
Stock up or down: It's probably on the way down, but it might take a few years before we really notice. He's still playing at a very high level.
Did you know: With 13 completions next season, Brady will pass Joe Montana, his idol, for 11th on the all-time completion list.