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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Bernard Pollard doesn't believe Tom Brady deserves four-game suspensionWEEI.com, July 31st
Former Kansas City safety Bernard Pollard, who delivered the blow in the 2008 opener that knocked Brady out for the rest of the season, told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday that he doesn't believe the Patriots quarterback deserved to be banned for his...Read more
Tom Brady would be crazy not to destroy his old phoneESPN, July 31st
Earlier this week, the NFL made a big deal about accusing Tom Brady of destroying his physical cell phone as if that were a clear admission of guilt regarding Deflategate. Yes, it doesn't look good that Brady replaced what he says was a broken Samsung...Read more
Who made the better catch, Martavis Bryant or Tom Brady?Boston.com, July 31st
The Steelers and Patriots are already in competition. The two teams, which are slated to match up in the 2015 NFL season opener, have a pair of videos of awesome catches circulating the Internet. So if we can't have the on-field matchup yet, then let...Read more
7 'Free Tom Brady!' signs from Day 1 of Patriots training campFor The Win, July 30th
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Cardinals' Arians says Patriots should give Tom Brady his regular repsUSA TODAY, July 30th
If Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had one piece of advice for Bill Belichick it would be simple: Don't change anything. Arians was the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010 when the team went through training camp knowing ...Read more
Patriots practice observations: Tom Brady comes out firingBoston Herald, July 30th
Tom Brady was the best player of the day, and he took no less than 100 percent of the first-team reps. He completed 27 of 30 passes in team drills, including his first 16 throws of the day, and two of the incompletions were drops. The other...Read more
Patriots fans give Tom Brady standing ovation at start of training campBoston.com, July 30th
The chants started long before he took the field. “Brady, Brady, Brady,” came from the crowd. The crowd erupted when Tom Brady jogged out of the tunnel on Thursday for the first day of New England Patriots training camp. Advertisement - Continue...Read more
Report: Tom Brady arrives to Patriots training camp two days earlyCBSSports.com, July 27th
Amid the swirl of speculation surrounding a potential appeal ruling from Roger Goodell on the Deflategate case, Tom Brady is hanging out and doing business as usual. That includes showing up to Patriots training camp early. It's one of the best...Read more