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Tom Brady


ABOUT
Tom Brady

Full NameThomas Edward Patrick Brady

BornAugust 3, 1977

Height193cm (6 ft 3 in)

NationalityAmerican

RoleQuarterback

ABOUT




Full NameThomas Edward Patrick Brady
BornAugust 3, 1977
Height6 feet 4 inches (193 cm)
NationalityAmerican
RoleQuarterback

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 currently plays as a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is the only NFL player to have won 7 Super Bowl trophies.


Tom Brady’s Early Life and Background


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.


Who Drafted Tom Brady?


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).


Tom Brady’s NFL Journey


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 is slated to remain with the team till the 2022 season.


Tom Brady’s Teams


New England Patriots (2000-2019)




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.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020-present)


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.


Championships and Rings Won by Tom Brady


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 one won Championship Ring by winning the 2021 Super Bowl, and 1 Conference Championship.


Tom Brady Super Bowl Championship Rings



Super Bowl Year Team
XXXVI2002New England Patriots
XXXVIII2004New England Patriots
XXXIX2005New England Patriots
XLIX2015New England Patriots
LI2017New England Patriots
LIII2019New England Patriots
LV2021Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Brady has won both the AFC and NFC Conference Championships. Here is a look at the 10 Conference Championship Rings won by Tom Brady.



ConferenceYear Team
American Football Conference (AFC)2001New England Patriots
American Football Conference (AFC)2003New England Patriots
American Football Conference (AFC)2004New England Patriots
American Football Conference (AFC)2007New England Patriots
American Football Conference (AFC)2011New England Patriots
American Football Conference (AFC)2014New England Patriots
American Football Conference (AFC)2016New England Patriots
American Football Conference (AFC)2017New England Patriots
American Football Conference (AFC)2018New England Patriots
National Football Conference (NFC)2020Tampa Bay Buccaneers



Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Stats


Total Super Bowl Appearances: 10


Super Bowl Record: 7-3



YearSuper BowlTeamOppositionResultPasses CompletedPasses AttemptedYards Gained (by passing)Passing TouchdownsInterceptions thrown
2020LVTampa Bay BuccaneeersKansas City ChiefsW, 31-9212920130
2018LIIINew England PatriotsL.A. RaidersW, 13-3213526201
2017LII
Philadelphia EaglesL, 33-41284850530
2016LI
Atlanta FalconsW, 34-28436246621
2014XLIX
Seattle SeahawksW, 28-24375032842
2011XLVI
New York GiantsL, 17-21274127621
2007XLII
New York GiantsL, 14-17294826610
2004XXXIX
Philadelphia EaglesW, 24-21233323620
2003XXXVIII
Carolina PanthersW, 32-29324835431
2001XXXVI
St. Louis RamsW, 20-17162714510
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Tom Brady Awards and Honours


Awards


  1. 2007 Bert Bell Award
  2. Seven-time Super Bowl Champion (most for any individual player)
  3. Three-time NFL MVP
  4. Three-time First Team All-Pro
  5. Three-time Second Team All-Pro
  6. 15-time Pro Bowl selection (all-time record)
  7. 2000s All-Decade Team
  8. 2010s All-Decade Team
  9. NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  10. 2005, 2021- Sportsperson of the Year



YearAwards/Honours
2001, 2003, 2014, 2016, 2020Super Bowl MVP (all-time record)
2007, 2010, 2017NFL MVP
2007, 2010, 2017All-Pro First Team
2005, 2016, 2021All-Pro Second Team
2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009-18, 2021Pro Bowl
2002, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2021NFL Passing Touchdown Leader
2010NFL 2000s All-decade team
2020NFL 2010s All-decade team
2005, 2021Sport’s Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
2007Bert Bell Award
2007Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
1997National Champion



Tom Brady NFL Records


Most games won by a player: 277

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 Net Worth


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 Family


Tom Brady is currently married to Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen (since 2009). They 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.


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