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A Look Back on Tom Brady's Career

The end of an era for the NFL

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. has been charming the world in and out of the football pitch since 2000 when his career as a professional American Football player began. Throughout his 22 seasons in the NFL, he consolidated the greatest dynasty in the history of the sport, as well as becoming the GOAT (Greatest of all time) Quarterback.

His career began in 1996, when he began playing as quarterback for the University of Michigan, where he remained until 1999. In these 4 seasons, he never stood out as being one of the future stars of the NFL.

In 2000, he was drafted by the New England Patriots as the 199th pick of that year’s draft, a placement that wasn’t indicative of the career he had ahead of him.

Brady in 1998

Brady played for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2019, during which time he, along with the team’s head coach Bill Belichick led the team to greatness. During his stay in Massachusetts, the Patriots won 6 Super Bowls and Brady won 5 Super Bowl MVPs, as well as 3 regular MVPs.

This Patriots team is often regarded as one of the best teams in NFL history, and their dominance during this period is unmatched by any other.

After his extremely successful career with the Patriots, Brady moved to Florida in 2020, to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His stay at the club was short however, lasting only 2 seasons until his recent retirement in 2022 after being knocked out of the Playoffs by the LA Rams.

Even though his time with the Bucs was short, Brady still managed to win his 7th ring, becoming the only player in NFL history to have won 7 Super Bowls. The 2020 Superbowl final was won by the Bucs in a crushing 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, the favorites to the title.

Brady holding the Vince Lombardi trophy

While in retirement, Brady held many important NFL records. These include:

Most NFL championships by a player, most championships in pro football history by a quarterback, most games won by a player, most games played by a quarterback, most combined passing attempts, most combined pass completions, most combined touchdown passes, most combined passing yards, most game-winning drives, most fourth-quarter comebacks, and most players throwing a touchdown pass to.

It is safe to say that Tom Brady ended his Career as the greatest Quarterback ever, and is arguably one of the greatest athletes in modern sports history. His legacy will be remembered long into the future, and his impact on the sport is second to few.

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