Tom Brady an American Football Player

Major Awards and Honors:

Most Valuable Player Super Bowl (2002), Super Bowl (2004), Super Bowl (2005), Super Bowl (2015), Super Bowl (2017), Super Bowl (2019), Super Bowl (2021), 7 Super Bowl Championships, 14 Pro Bowl Selections, 3 All-Pro selections, 3 NFL most Valuable Player Awards, 5 Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Awards, 2007 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 2007 Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year), 2009 PFWA Comeback Player, 2009 AP Comeback Player and 2010 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year.

Career:

Tom Brady, full Name Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. was born on August 3, 1977 at San Mateo, California. He was a quarterback in American football who helped his teams to win a record seven Super Bowls (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021). Ha was also named the game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) five times (2002, 2004, 2015, 2017, and 2021).

As a young boy, Brady’s idol was Joe Montana, the quarterback to whom he would later be compared, played for the San Francisco 49ers. Brady frequently attended 49ers games. Brady was a interested in baseball and football in high school. The Montreal Expos selected him in the 1995 Major League Baseball draft, but he opted to play football at the University of Michigan instead. Brady, who didn’t make his debut until his junior year, guided Michigan to victory in the 1999 Orange Bowl and developed a reputation as a tenacious and intellectual player, but one who lacked any standout physical abilities. He was selected by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the NFL draft in 2000, and he worked assiduously during his rookie season to build up his physical strength and technique.

Drew Bledsoe, the Patriot’s starting quarterback, suffered an injury in the second game of the season, and Brady was selected to take his place. Though his play was not particularly impressive, he was reliable, making straightforward moves and committing few errors. The Patriots went on to defeat the St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl XXXVI and finish the regular season with an 11-3 record with Brady as their starting Quarterback. Brady was voted the Super Bowl MVP. Brady’s first three seasons saw the Patriots produce a remarkable 40-12 record, elevating them to the top of the NFL. When the club went back to the Super Bowl in 2004, they beat the Carolina Panthers and Brady won the MVP award once more. The winning run continued into the following season, when Patriots increased it to 21, surpassing the previous mark of 18 set by the Miami Dolphins in 1972-1973. Brady and the Patriots finished the year by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the third Super Bowl in four years.

Brady led New England to the first 16-0 regular season in NFL history in 2007 while throwing an NFL record 50 touchdown passes (the record was later surpassed by Brady’s long-time rival Peyton Manning in 2013). He was also named NFL MVP for the feat. But in Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots fell to the underdog New York Giants. Brady suffered a serious knee injury in the opening contest of the 2008 NFL season, necessitating season-ending surgery. The next year, he was back in top form and was selected for the Pro Bowl after leading the Patriots to yet another playoff appearance. Brady topped the NFL in passing touchdown in 2010 with 36, and his 14-2 record with the Patriots set a league record. He was selected league MVP a second time the following playoffs, becoming the only player to earn the honor unanimously, despite the Patriots losing their opening playoff game.

As one of the two quarterbacks to surpass Dan Marino’s single-season passing yardage record (also broken by Manning in 2013), Brady passed for 5,235 yards during the 2011 season, and he also guided the Patriots to another Super Bowl defeat to the Giants in February 2012. In 2012 and 2013, Brady continued to perform at a Pro Bowl calibre, leading the Patriots to defeats in the AFC title game. As New England dominated the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game following the 2014 regular season, he assisted the club in getting over its previous hump and earned Brady his record sixth Super Bowl start. When it was discovered that 11 of the 12 footballs the Patriots had used in the game were significantly underinflated, which can make them easier to grasp and throw farther, that triumph was quickly marred by controversy. Before the Super Bowl, when Brady led a fourth-quarter rally in a 28-24 victory against the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL investigated the event but took no punishment. Brady won his third MVP award for the Super Bowl after completing 328 passes for 4 touchdowns.

For his part in the ball deflations during the AFC championship game and for failing to fully cooperate with the NFL’s investigation into the incident, Brady was given a four-game suspension in May 2015 for the next season. Shortly before the 2015 NFL season began, Brady and his attorneys filed an appeal of the suspension, claiming that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had exceeded the parameters of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ union in imposing the punishment. A U.S. federal judge later overturned the suspension. The incident seems to have fuelled Brady, as he guided the Patriots to an explosive 10-0 start to the 2015 campaign, which resulted in yet another division championship for New England. That year, he completed 4,770 passes for an NFL-high 36 touchdowns, but his team’s season was cut short when they lost to Manning and the Denver Broncos in the AFC championship game. However, the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld his ban from the previous year during the off-season and it was applied to the first four games of the 2016 campaign. When he guided the Patriots to their 201st victory during his career, Brady set a new NFL record for victories as a starting quarterback on December 4 of that year. His impressive performance following his suspension-which included only two interceptions all season, a career-low- aided the Patriots in winning a league-high 14 games and another AFC championship. In the Super Bowl that followed, Brady had a then-record 466 passing yards and two touchdowns while leading the Patriots to the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history (overcoming a 25-point hole in the third quarter in overtime to win an unheard-of fifth championship as an NFL starting quarterback).

Brady won his third league MVP title in 2017 after leading the NFL with 4,577 passing yards, 32 touchdown passes, and only eight interceptions. For the eighth time in Brady’s career, the Patriots won the AFC East that season and made it to the Super Bowl. The Patriots were defeated by the Eagles there, despite Brady shattering his own Super Bowl throwing yardage record with 505 yards. Brady led the Patriots to their 10th consecutive division win and third straight Super Bowl trip in 2018, passing for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns. Brady assisted the New England Patriots in defeating the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 13-3 in the NFL championship game, which had the fewest points ever scored. He won his sixth championship, becoming as the oldest quarterback to ever win the Super Bowl at the age of 41. In 2019, he had one of his worst seasons, completing only 24 touchdown passes, which were his fewest since 2006. Even though the Patriots dropped their first postseason game that year, they still won their 11th straight division title. Brady surprised the sports world in March 2020 when he signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after leaving the New England Patriots in free agency.

Tampa Bay won 11 games in his debut season with the Buccaneers, and the team qualified for the playoffs. (Brady finished the season with 581 career touchdown passes, setting a new NFL record for touchdown passes). Brady guided his club to three straight road victories throughout the postseason, helping them reach the Super Bowl. Tampa Bay defeated the Kansas City Chiefs convincingly to win the team’s second (and Brady’s seventh) championship thanks to the Buccaneer’s outstanding defence and Brady’s strong performance. Brady surpasses Bree’s 80, 358-yard career passing yardage mark during the 2021 NFL season and became the first player to ever thrown 600 touchdown passes. Tampa Bay won 13 games to win the division, and Brady concluded the season with a league-high 5,316 passing yards (his best single-season total in his career) and 43 touchdown passes. The Rams shocked the second-seeded Bucs in the divisional round of the playoffs after they easily won their opening game. Brady soon after announced his retirement in February 2022. But he came out of retirement less than two months later. Brady became the first player to pass for more over 100,000 yards in his career (including regular season and playoffs), despite the Buccaneer’s struggles in 2022. Brady once more declared his retirement from the sport after guiding Tampa Bay to a division victory despite the team’s losing record (8-9) and a defeat in its first playoff game. NFL records for pass completions (7,753), passing yards (89,214), and passing touchdowns (649) were held by him at the end of his playing career.

Brady wasn’t the NFL’s fastest or strongest quarterback, but he became one of the game’s all-time greats because to his determination, sharp playmaking, and outstanding leadership under duress. He was renowned for his fitness philosophy, which he described in his 2017 book The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance. Brady has two children from his marriage to fashion model Gisele Bundchen in 2009; he also has a son from a former union with actress Bridget Moynahan. Brady and Bundchen were divorced in 2022.

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