Patriots Take Home Offensive Line Award; Tom Brady Takes Care Of Them

It's Super Bowl week which means more postseason awards.

The New England Patriots have the coach of the year in Bill Belichick and the offensive player of the year in QB Tom Brady. You can add another award to the list -- offensive line. Presented by Prilosec OTC, the Patriots were awarded the Madden Most Valuable Protectors award, which honors the top offensive line of the year, per Hall of Famer John Madden.

The Patriots have the unique honor of taking home the heaviest award this year. Seriously -- the trophy is 102 pounds. Patriots offensive lineman Dan Koppen joked he would need everyone in the room to help carry him out. 

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Accepting the award for the Patriots was Koppen, Dan Connolly and Mark LeVoir. The presenters were Madden and Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz.

Koppen was asked if winning this award meant that their quarterback, Brady, would give them an even bigger gift now that the season is done. Laughing, Koppen said, "He already takes care of us so we'll leave it at that." With a new contract worth over $70 million, Brady can probably handle giving them a nice gift.

The other finalists included the Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and New Orleans Saints.

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