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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Texans land Ryan Mallett in trade with PatriotsUSA TODAY, August 31st
conditional seventh-round pick in 2016. Mallett, 26, was a third-round pick by the Patriots out of Arkansas in 2011 and spent the past three seasons as Tom Brady's backup. That role now goes to Jimmy Garoppolo, the Patriots' rookie second-round...Read more
2014 AFC East preview: Every other team chasing Tom Brady, Patriots -- againThe Times-Picayune - NOLA.com, August 30th
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during the game between the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday, October 13, 2013. (Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com / The ...Read more
From Aaron 'Dropson' to the Patriots' X Factor - Will Tom Brady Have Faith in ...Boston.com, August 29th
Then there's also the question as to how much trust Tom Brady has in the 23-year-old, almost one year after publically embarrassing the kid in an error-filled game against the New York Jets early last season. For a guy who came into the NFL with a...Read more
Tom Brady's Non-Quarterback Cameo in the Final Preseason Game Was Easy ...BostInno (blog), August 29th
In the final preseason game for the 2014 Patriots, it was the Jimmy Garoppolo show (as expected). Given the impending regular season, which begins for New England on September 7th in Miami, the starters played sparingly. Tom Brady wasn't supposed to ...Read more
Tom Brady 'very upset' with Patriots trading Logan MankinsNew York Post, August 28th
The Patriots reportedly asked Mankins to restructure his deal, giving back some of the money he was scheduled to earn. But Mankins balked at the idea of a pay cut, according to reports, which might have led to the stunning trade. Brady has seen many of...Read more
Report: Tom Brady 'Was Not Happy' With Logan Mankins TradeBoston.com, August 27th
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was reportedly upset with Logan Mankins' trade. Jim Davis / Globe Staff. In the latest revelation on how the Patriots' trade of Logan Mankins has affected the locker room, Bleacher Report's Jason Cole says that Tom Brady...Read more
Tom Brady: 'Tough' when Welker hurtESPN, August 25th
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday morning it was hard to see former teammate and good friend Wes Welker sustain his third concussion in less than a year Saturday and that he tries to do what he can to protect his own receivers...Read more
Tom Brady shines as Patriots rout PanthersBoston Globe, August 22nd
FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady completed 17 of 21 passes for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Shane Vereen in the Patriots' 30-7 victory over the Panthers Friday night at Gillette Stadium. Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski hit a 60-yard field goal in...Read more