With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, Tom Brady has once again entered the spotlight. He’s one of those people it’s easy to hate because he’s so darn talented. If you’re going to be jealous of anyone’s football skills, pick Tom Brady.
On the other hand, it’s insanely fun to watch him succeed year after year after year. As quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady has consistently led the team to victory. Now, the Patriots will be facing off against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. This will be his seventh Super Bowl, and if the Patriots win, it will be his fifth Super Bowl win.
Though Brady’s name is now a household one, he didn’t have the most straightforward start. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and he didn’t get drafted by the NFL until the sixth round. However, that was all the way back in 2000, and he’s been kickin’ butt with the Patriots ever since.
The “Deflategate” Scandal
Of course, every good player seems to have scandals circling them. For Brady, it’s the infamous “Deflategate.” Supposedly, Brady had a hand in tampering with footballs, deflating them to make them easier to catch and handle. He wound up being suspended for four games at the beginning of the 2016 season as punishment, but naturally it didn’t slow him down any.
On a more successful note, nobody has set records like Tom Brady. He’s won more playoff games than any other quarterback. He’s already been named Super Bowl MVP three different times. Basically, anything else he achieves at this point is just gravy.
And he’s bound to achieve a lot more. At 39 years old, Brady is on the older end of the spectrum for an NFL player. However, he’s not slowing down any. He’s just stated that despite heading over the hill in age, there’s “no end in sight” for his career. In other words, we can expect a few more Super Bowls from the Patriots.