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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Patriots list Tom Brady as probable againCBSSports.com, October 31st
Patriots list Tom Brady as probable again. by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 5:28 PM ET. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is probable for Week 9 due to an ankle injury. Brady will play, as usual. While the ankle injury seemed slightly more ...Read more
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning provide Patriots, Broncos with priceless asset: QB ...Washington Post, October 30th
The football-watching world will focus its attention on Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady yet again Sunday. They will meet for the 16th time as NFL quarterbacks and, has been the case so many times before, AFC superiority will be at stake. Manning's Denver ...Read more
Zolak: Tom Brady Doesn't Like Peyton ManningCBS Local, October 30th
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots shake hands after the New England Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos 34-31 in overtime at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) ...Read more
Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down who will ...ESPN, October 30th
Manning's Denver Broncos and Brady's New England Patriots are among five teams to have posted six victories already this season, and it isn't out of the question that Sunday's game could figure prominently in determining the No. 1 seed in the AFC...Read more
Building around Brady and ManningESPN, October 30th
The natural assumption: The Broncos have chosen a better path for Peyton Manning than the Patriots have for Tom Brady. But as Sunday's midseason clash at Gillette Stadium approaches, the teams both have six victories while establishing Super Bowl ...Read more
No-huddle great way for Tom Brady, Patriots to control the tempoBoston Herald, October 29th
FOXBORO — Remember that series in the beginning of the third quarter of Sunday's blowout win over the Bears when the Patriots offense spread it out and went no-huddle? When Tom Brady just put his foot down on the accelerator, even though the Pats ...Read more
Tom Brady is the master of Facebook, the Patriots offense and possibly the ...USA TODAY, October 29th
The only thing better than Tom Brady's quarterbacking over the past month has been Tom Brady's Facebooking. The New England Patriots quarterback, or whoever is running his account, has suddenly become a social media powerhouse, posting funny ...Read more
Tom Brady on Pats-Broncos: Doesn't get any betterESPN (blog), October 29th
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots-Broncos game Sunday will be the 16th matchup for Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and the rivalry with Manning never gets old for Brady. “You wait a year to play this game,” Brady said during his news conference ...Read more