Though still an active player, you have to expect that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one day going to make it to Canton, Ohio for an induction ceremony into that city’s Hall of Fame.
After warming the bench for most of the 2000 season (he threw three passes for a total of six yards), Brady got his chance in 2001 when starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe was injured in an early-season game against the New York Jets. By the end of that season, Brady had led his team to a Super Bowl victory, which earned him the first of two Super Bowl MVPs.
In 2007, Brady and the Patriots concluded a 16-0 season, a winning streak that was only snapped in a 17-14 loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. Brady was injured for all but the first few minutes of the 2008 season, but in 2009 he has made his Patriots a contender once again.
Like Joe Namath, Brady’s exploits off the field have often commanded as much attention as his play. For example, his recent marriage to supermodel Gisele Bündchen kept the tabloids busy for months.
But fans will hang onto his 2000 Upper Deck and Leaf rookie football cards and collect his signed Playoff Contenders card from the same year because of his Sportsman of the Year awards in 2004 and 2007 and his Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2007—the last football player to win that honor was Brady’s idol, Joe Montana.
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Julian Edelman hopes to replicate his success with Tom BradyThe Providence Journal, July 28th
FOXBORO – In his first four seasons with the Patriots, Julian Edelman caught 69 passes on 118 targets from Tom Brady. Last year, he finished the season with 105 receptions on 151 targets. Getting on the same page as the Patriots' future Hall of Fame ...Read more
Patriots training camp: Tom Brady and the offense show off versatilityCBSSports.com, July 28th
New England may have been the first stop on my camp tour, but the well-oiled Patriots machine looked in midseason form. Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo were back on the field, as were newcomers Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, all of ...Read more
Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Tom Brady Decreases WorkloadNESN.com, July 27th
FOXBORO, Mass. — Day 4 of New England Patriots training camp ended prematurely after the skies opened up and rain poured down on the team. Before practice was called off, quarterback Tom Brady saw a decreased workload for the first time this summer ...Read more
Darrelle Revis picks off two Tom Brady passes at Patriots campSportingNews.com, July 26th
Darrelle Revis made life tough on Tom Brady when the cornerback was a member of the Jets. He's not giving the quarterback much of a break now that Revis is a Patriot. Revis reportedly intercepted two Brady passes at training camp on Saturday. From the ...Read more
Tom Brady, Tedy Bruschi Differ On How Long Patriots QB Has Left In NFLNESN.com, July 25th
Tom Brady seemed to be accepting his football mortality Thursday, saying “this could be your last training camp.” Just one day later, however, Brady is ready to play past his 41st birthday. Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, now an...Read more
Tom Brady savoring time in Patriots campBoston Globe, July 24th
FOXBOROUGH – Bill Clinton was still president when Tom Brady participated in his first training camp with the Patriots in 2000. The Y2K scare was just subsiding, and the iPod was still more than a year away from being released to the public. Thursday ...Read more
Tom Brady Divorce RUMORS: Patriots Star, Wife Gisele Bundchen Headed For ...Headlines & Global News, July 22nd
"One time, Tom didn't do one of the chores on his list, and she berated him - even telling him that he's a terrible role model for their children," the source said. "But instead of doing what she wanted, he just took the kids and left the house. Gisele...Read more
Patriots Quarterbacks Preview: Tom Brady To Provide Another Year Of ...CBS Local, July 17th
That speaks to a number of impressive qualities of Tom Brady, mostly his consistency and his longevity. And so, the Patriots head into the 2014 season with No. 12 slotted as the starting quarterback for the 13th straight season. Since 2002, Brady has...Read more