Tom Brady is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of his era and has won three Super Bowls, two Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards and been selected for four Pro Bowls. He’s played in and won Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX. He currently plays in the starting quarterback position for the New England Patriots
Born on August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California, Brady was a San Francisco 49ers and Joe Montana fan. The quarterback, whose style has been compared to Montana’s, still garners inspiration from the former San Francisco field general. Brady attended the University of Michigan where he led the team to the Orange Bowl in 1999. The New England Patriots selected Brady in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft.
In 2007, he broke Peyton Manning’s regular season touchdown record of 49 by throwing 50. In eight NFL seasons, Brady has connected on 2,294 of 3,642 pass attempts for a 63% completion rate. In that time, he’s hit for 197 touchdowns and has amassed a rating of 92.9. In 2007, his quarterback rating was 117.2. Brady has passed for a total of 26,370 yards.
In 2005, Sports Illustrated named him Sportsman of the Year, while Sporting News tagged him as their Sportsman of the Year in 2004 and 2007. The NFL chose him a league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2007.
Brady suffered from two different foot injuries which made him skip the entire 2008 preseason and the 2008 Pro Bowl. In the 2009 season, he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week twice and was awarded the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. His 2010 contract with the Patriots made him the highest paid player in the league.
During the 2011 NFL season, Brady was able to throw for more than 400 yards in a game. On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012. In the same year, he also became the first quarterback to help his team get ten division titles. While 2013 brought massive changes to the Patriot’s offensive line-up, Brady was still ranked third on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.
On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015, Brady was ranked third and went up to second in the following season. By 2017, he was hailed as the number 1 player and was also the first player to hold the top spot in the NFL since the listing began. After the 2017 regular season, Brady ranked 1st in the league and was named the NFL Most Valuable Player.
Brady led his team to a comeback win in Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. For his stellar clutch performance, he was awarded the Super Bowl MVP – the fourth in his career. When the Patriots won the Super Bowl LIII, he became the oldest quarterback to become a Super Bowl Champion.