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 on playing receiver, working with Tom Brady, his mangled pinkieESPN, November 24th
For ESPN the Magazine's Wide Receivers issue, Morty Ain sat down with Patriots wideout Julian Edelman to talk about the state of the position in the NFL and how he became Tom Brady's top man -- plus that crazy-looking pinkie. Since then, Edelman broke ...Read more
Ramsey blog: Injury opened door for Patriots' Tom Brady, tooColorado Springs Gazette (blog), November 24th
As Sept. 23, 2001 dawned, Tom Brady was a little-known, lightly regarded, 24-year-old backup quarterback for the Patriots. Then, after one of the most brutal and most important hits in football history, Brady became a starter and began his journey to...Read more
Tom Brady: Patriots' battered offense still should be playing betterBoston Herald, November 24th
Brady thought the Patriots brought a lot of their issues upon themselves. "I think our execution was a problem for us all night,” Brady said. “That was things that were really self-inflicted that I know we're capable of doing because we've done it all...Read more
Brady Calls Out 'Rex Ryan' As Undefeated New England Bests Buffalo [VIDEO]Daily Caller, November 24th
The New England Patriots extended their perfect 2015 season by knocking off the Bills, 20-13, on Monday night, and the defending Super Bowl champs didn't miss an opportunity to rub winning 11 of the last 12 AFC East titles right in Buffalo's face...Read more
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick show that Patriots can win any gameFor The Win, November 24th
A lot of stories about the game seemed to buy into that idea, that the Bills made a couple of costly mistakes and the Patriots were able to squeak it out. That's all well and good, but what isn't being discussed is how Tom Brady and Bill Belichick...Read more
Did inadvertent whistle cost the Patriots WR Amendola a TD vs. Bills?FOXSports.com, November 23rd
On the third play of the third quarter, with New England leading 10-3, Tom Brady rolled toward the right sideline before throwing downfield to Danny Amendola. The receiver caught the ball and broke for the end zone, with a shot at a 69-yard touchdown...Read more
ESPN Cameras Catch Tom Brady Ripping Into Patriots' Offensive Line (Video)NESN.com, November 23rd
FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady isn't shy about letting his teammates know when they're not playing well. That certainly was the case in the first half Monday night. The Patriots had scored just three points on 81 total yards of offense through the midway...Read more
Troy Brown On His Patriots Career, Tom Brady And The Current Team's Chances To ...WBUR, November 23rd
But, uh, seeing guys that play too long, and sometimes guys like us, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, we got to have somebody kick us out. And Bill Belichick, in a classy way, 'It's time son. You got a lot of miles on your body.' Brady keeps going. He's the...Read more