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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Nate Solder Misses Patriots Practice With Concussion, Tom Brady Limited on ...NESN.com, December 11th
Solder played every offensive snap for the Patriots on Sunday against the Browns. Aaron Dobson also missed practice with a foot injury. He's missed the last two weeks of practice since getting hurt against the Panthers. Kyle Arrington (groin), Tom...Read more
Brady sees life after GronkESPN (blog), December 11th
Quarterback Tom Brady understands that reality, but says now isn't the time for sweeping changes to the team's approach. "I would say our offense is pretty much our offense, so the other guys that But replacing Gronkowski extends beyond who takes...Read more
Tom Brady confident Pats will adaptESPN, December 9th
Quarterback Tom Brady said Monday morning that the New England Patriots' formula at tight end must shift to account for the absence of Rob Gronkowski, who tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee Sunday. Gronkowski suffered the injuries in the third ...Read more
NFL: Tom Brady sparks New England Patriots' late comebackSan Jose Mercury News, December 8th
Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback. Just about everything did. Brady threw two touchdown passes and the Cleveland Browns committed two crucial penalties in the final 61 seconds...Read more
NFL roundup: Tom Brady, Patriots rally past BrownsWashington Times, December 8th
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds and New England recovered an onside kick to set up A 27-26 comeback win. The Patriots (10-3) cut the deficit to 26-21 on Brady's 2-yard touchdown pass to ...Read more
Tom Brady pulls off miracle comeback to lift Patriots over BrownsSportingNews.com, December 8th
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds, helping the New England Patriots rally for a 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Patriots (10-3) cut the deficit to 26-21 on Brady's 2-yard ...Read more
Tom Brady, Patriots Play With Fire, Live To Tell About It Yet Again With 27-26 ...CBS Local, December 8th
Following a Cleveland touchdown with 3:04 left in the game, the Patriots took over at their own 18-yard line, trailing by 12 points. Tom Brady went to work, completing eight of nine passes, the last a strike to Julian Edelman in the back of the end...Read more
Tom Brady, Patriots rally past Browns, lose GronkowskiUSA TODAY, December 8th
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback. Just about everything did. Brady threw two touchdown passes and the Cleveland Browns committed two critical ...Read more