Brady awarded MVP trophy at Phoenix news conference

Brady has won his third Super Bowl MVP trophy

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up his Pete Rozelle Trophy during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Brady was named the game’s most valuable player. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

PHOENIX (WWLP) – Fresh off their thrilling win in Super Bowl XLIX, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as well as Coach Bill Belichick held a news conference in Phoenix Monday morning.

After staging an epic comeback in the AFC Divisional Playoff game, and then enduring the public scrutiny and ridicule associated with the “Deflategate” scandal a little more than a week later, Belichick said the team did not quit.

“This is a group that never stopped competing never stopped fighting, never stopped playing. I think last night’s game for me was reflective of the entire year,” Belichick said.

“We were down 10 in the 4th quarter and being on 1 yard line with 20 seconds, but the guys never gave up and if you fight to the end, great things happen,” Brady said. “It was great for our fans and great for the people that support us, and I’m just really proud of our accomplishments.”

During the news conference, Brady was presented with a brand new Chevy Colorado pickup truck, and the Pete Rozelle Trophy, which he won as Super Bowl MVP. This is his third time winning this distinction after four winning Super Bowl appearances.

Brady and the Pats are headed back to Boston, where they will participate in a duck boat victory parade scheduled for Tuesday morning, which will run from the Prudential Center to Boston City Hall, starting at 11:00 A.M.

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