Tom Brady’s NFL record may never be equaled. The Greatest Of All Time has certainly earned the title, with passing yards, wins, and touchdowns than any other Quarterback in the game’s professional history. He has set the bar high for every player that follows, and his name will ring out for decades to come whenever any future Quarterback has a good season or reaches multiple Super Bowls. Here are just a few of his career’s greatest moments. Get ready to search on YouTube for videos of these amazing highlights.
The Overtime Comeback
Super Bowls are often filled with some of the greatest football moments. Teams leave nothing on the field as they strive to get their hands on the Vince Lombardi Trophy and put their names on one of world sport’s greatest prizes. Nothing quite compares to Super Bowl LI in 2017. This was the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, and the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots were tied at 28 points each.
Tom Brady stepped up and secured his place in football history by beating the odds to lead his team to a 34-28 victory. The sportsbooks never saw it coming, but you can keep up to date with the latest Vegas NFL odds thanks to the good folks at BetUS who already have their eyes on the next season.
Putting Peyton In His Place
The five times NFL MVP Peyton Manning is a football legend, but he struggled to challenge the G.O.A.T when they met. Brady won on 11 of the 17 occasions they met, including the first time they played against one another in a playoff back in 2004. When the Patriots met the Colts that January, California Cool set the tone from the kick-off, and topped off their opening drive with a beautiful pass to David Givens for a touchdown.
By halftime, the score was 15-0 to Brady’s Patriots. Peyton had no answer to Brady’s dominance and the Patriots won and went to the Super Bowl with a 24-14 victory. Manning is undoubtedly one of the best players to ever enter the field, but Brady’s successes against him firmly put him in another category entirely.
Never bet against a G.O.A.T. Many people thought Tom Brady was past his prime when he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the ripe old age of 42. Commentators, former players, and even current NFL stars saw this as Brady’s swansong. But you should never bet against a G.O.A.T.
The Buccaneers had a good roster before the addition of Tom Brady to the ranks, and he turned out to be the missing piece of the puzzle for Tampa Bay. They won their place in only their second ever Super Bowl, their first in 18 years, and became the first team to play the big game on their home turf. Then 43 years of age, Brady bossed the game with two touchdown throws to Rob Gronkowski to help seal a 31-9 win for the Bucs, and Brady’s seventh career win at the Super Bowl.
Bow Down Tebow
Remember Tebowmania? Tim Tebow was blowing up across sports media for his impressive performances and how he handled the media attention, but where is he now? He is in Tom Brady’s back pocket and he put him there back in 2012. There was a huge amount of buildup before the game as the bright new star came face to face with an established legend.
It was in this game that Tebowmania hit a Tom Brady shaped wall, and crumbled. Brady equaled a long-standing playoff record by completing six touchdown passes in the game, with two of them coming in the first quarter. He finished with 363 yards of passes and crushed Tebow’s Denver Broncos with a 45-10 scoreline.
Going Out On Top
Some football fans think Brady bowed out of the NFL after a lackluster season with no Greatest Of All Time performances, but the devil is in the details. Truth be told, Tom Brady signed off with an impressive final season record; especially for a 45 year old player. He set two single season records, including completing 490 passes out of 733 attempts.
He also reached third in NFL passing, throwing 4,694 yards, and led the Buccaneers to a second successive NFC South title. Even when Brady had a ‘bad’ season, it was still an impressive season and far better than many pros ever managed throughout their entire careers. There may never be another like Tom Brady.
California Cool insists that this time he has retired for good. Fans will not have to wait long to see him at NFL games again. He has signed a massive 10-year, $375 million contract with FOX Sports and will begin analyzing games for the network in 2024. Perhaps he will find ways to set records there too.