Tom Brady is one of the most celebrated and successful NFL quarterbacks to have ever played the game. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2000 and helped the team win 6 NFL Super Bowl trophies. Brady last played as a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is the only NFL player to have won 7 Super Bowl trophies. He announced his retirement for one final time at the end of the 2022-23 NFL season after 23 seasons in the league.
Tom Brady is truly a legend in the game and the quarterback is returning to the Foxborough Stadium, which was where he became the player he was. Patriots owner Rober Kraft invited Brady back for the opening game of the 2023 NFL season to honor his 20 years with the New England Patriots, and to honor the retirement of the G.O.A.T.
Born in San Mateo California, Tom Brady was great at both basketball and football in school. After graduating from Junipero Serra High School in 1995, Brady went to the University of Michigan. Brady passed on the opportunity to play professional baseball and went on to play college football. Brady was not a regular on the team (Michigan Wolverines) in his first two years of college but ended his college career with 4773 passing yards and 30 touchdown passes. Brady led the Wolverines to an Orange Bowl victory in his final season with the team.
Tom Brady was picked in round 6 of the 2000 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Brady was the 199th pick of the Draft. During his draft, Tom Brady was not considered to be a very bright prospect as per the NFL Scouting Combine. Brady was the seventh quarterback selected in the 2000 NFL Draft. Some other players who went on to become NFL stars drafted along with Brady in 2000 include linebacker Brian Urlacher (drafted by the Chicago Bears) and offensive tackle Chris Samuels ( drafted by the Washington Football Team).
Drafted in 2000 by the New England Patriots, Tom Brady is probably the most successful player in the history of the team and NFL itself. During his rookie season with the Patriots, Brady was a backup quarterback and only played one game in the season. Little did people know that Tom Brady would go on to lead the Patriots to a run of 6 Super Bowl wins during his tenure with them.
Amidst trophies and accolades, Tom Brady was also part of a major NFL controversy, the ‘Deflategate’. During the 2014 postseason games, Tom Brady was caught in controversy as the Patriots were accused of tampering with balls (by deflating them) in the AFC Championship match against the Indianapolis Colts. This led to Brady’s suspension from 4 starting regular-season games in the 2016 season.
Tom Brady developed into one of the most potent quarterbacks in the franchise and after 20 seasons with the Patriots, Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he has been playing since 2020. Tom Brady won a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers in his debut season and played his last season in the NFL with them in 2022.
The Patriots thought that they had drafted a backup quarterback in 2000 when they signed Brady, the rest is history. In his 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady helped lift the team to one of the most successful NFL teams to date. Brady won 6 Super Bowl titles with the Patriots along with 11 Conference Championships and 22 Division Championships. One of the major highlights of his career with the Patriots is the 2007 regular season, where the team went undefeated (without any ties). During the 2007 season, Brady went on to achieve a career-high of 117.2 passer rating. During his career with the Patriots Brady was selected in 14 Pro Bowls, became NFL MVP thrice and was named as the Super Bowl MVP 4 times. During his time with the Patriots, Brady was named twice in the All-decade NFL team (the 2000s and 2010s), becoming the only player to achieve this feat.
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Brady opted not to resign for the Patriots after the 2019 season and signed a two year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 19, 2020. Tom Brady continued his successful stint as a player and led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory in the season. The Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl (after nearly two decades) and Brady his seventh. Tampa Bay won 11 games in the regular season during 2020, and Tom Brady established a new NFL record for touchdown passes by totalling 581 touchdown passes in his career. Tom Brady has helped the Buccaneers make it to the Divisional Round of the 2021-22 playoffs by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles (31-15). Brady made two touchdown passes in the second half as Brady and the Buccaneers set their eyes for an NFC Championship spot. The Buccaneers made it to the 2022-23 Playoffs but bowed out in the Wild Card round, ending Brady's quest for a last chance at the Super Bowl trophy.
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Tom Brady is the most successful player in the history of the league with respect to Super Bowl wins. He has played 10 Super Bowls and won a staggering 7 of them. Tom Brady has won 6 Super Bowl Rings and 9 Conference Championship rings with the New England Patriots. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady has won one Championship Ring by winning the 2021 Super Bowl, and 1 Conference Championship.
Brady has won both the AFC and NFC Conference Championships.
Here is a look at the 10 Conference Championship Rings won by Tom Brady.
Total Super Bowl Appearances: 10
Super Bowl Record: 7-3
2007 Bert Bell Award
Seven-time Super Bowl Champion (most for any individual player)
Three-time NFL MVP
Three-time First Team All-Pro
Three-time Second Team All-Pro
15-time Pro Bowl selection (all-time record)
2000s All-Decade Team
2010s All-Decade Team
NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
2005, 2021- Sportsperson of the Year
Most games won by a player: 286
Most games played by a quarterback: 363
Most games started by a quarterback: 361
Most games played by a skill position player: 363
Most games started by a skill position player: 361
Most combined passing yards: 96,969
Most combined pass completions: 8,369
Most combined passing attempts: 13,081
Most combined touchdown passes: 707
Most game-winning drives: 67
Most fourth-quarter comebacks: 51
Most NFL championships by player: 7
Most championships in pro football history by a quarterback: 7 (tied with Otto Graham)
Most times sacked: 615
(This list includes regular season and playoffs combined)
Tom Brady has won the NFL MVP award a total of three times in his career. He has also been honored with the Super Bowl MVP award 5 times in his career, making it the highest number of times a Super Bowl MVP honor has been bestowed on a player.
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Tom Brady has amassed a net worth of approximately $250 million. As per Forbes, Brady is the 64th among the richest celebrities. He earned approximately $50 million from his latest two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, along with $9 million in added incentives. He earns approximately $20.3 million from his lifestyle brand TB12.
Tom Brady is also set to earn around $375 million across 10 years, once he starts his stint as the lead NFL analyst for Fox SPorts. Brady will feature as the lead analyst on Sunday Night Football.
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Tom Brady was married to Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen from 2009 and they recently split up in 2022. The couple began dating in 2006 and have two children; a son named Benjamin Rein and a daughter named Vivian Lake. He also has a son named John ‘Jack’ Edward with his ex-wife Bridget Moynahan. He spends time with his family during the off-season and currently lives in Tampa, Florida.
Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen’s divorce in October 2022, was the subject of a lot of tabloid rumors and controversies. It is rumored that they split over Tom Brady not opting for retirement even though the violent nature of football was a matter of concern for Giselle. Brady later shared in an interview that how him and Giselle Bundchen have been doing a great work at being co-parents and providing the best environment for their growth.
Tom Brady is named after his father Thomas Brady Sr. The 76-year-old Thomas Brady Sr. met his wife Glynn while working in San Mateo. He founded Thomas Brady and affiliated Insurance Company, an insurance company in California. He thinks that Tom was influenced positively by the competition that he and Galynn encouraged in all of their children, including Tom.
In an interview, he recounted how Tom Brady, even as a youngster, detested defeats. Together with his wife, Thomas battled COVID-19 in 2020, and they both eventually recovered. He makes sure to attend all of Brady's games.
The woman behind Brady’s success is his mother, Galynn Patricia Brady. Galynn Patricia Brady, who is presently 76 years old, was born in Browerville, Minnesota. Brady's success is a result of the powerful lady. In order to beat the illness, she underwent chemotherapy after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2016. Soon after Brady's victory in Super Bowl LI, Galynn was declared cancer-free. Galynn is such a resolute individual and it might be why Brady has such a firm mindset.
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Tom Brady follows a strict diet which helps him maintain a peak athletic form despite his age. Brady's health regimen includes transcendental meditation, yoga, an 80/20 diet (meaning 80% alkaline and 20% acidic) consisting of plenty of all-natural and whole foods, early bedtime, resistance training, and neuroplasticity training. He doesn't drink alcohol and drinks a ton of water.
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The veteran football player has collected some of the finest vehicles on the planet. His collection of cars include a Rolls Royce Ghost, two Aston Martins, a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and a Ferrari, valued at over $4million.
Here are some of his most loved cars:
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
2015 Rolls Royce Ghost
2017 Aston Martin DB11
Tom Brady’s rookie cards are some of the most sought after rookie cards by collectors across the globe. The current NFL legend was once only a backup quarterback for the Patriots. However, after his rookie season in the NFL, the value of Tom Brady rookie cards skyrocketed.
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A. Tom Brady has played for total 23 seasons. The New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. He played 19 seasons for the Patriots from 2000 - 2019 and was the central force in building the franchise's legacy over this period. On March 20, 2020, Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is played his final NFL season for the Buccaneers making his career span a total of 23 years.