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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Tom Brady ready to get to work in Patriots campDetroit Free Press, July 24th
FOXBOROUGH, MASS. — Despite 11 trips to the playoffs, five Super Bowl appearances and three Super Bowl wins over the past 13 seasons, the New England Patriots are as hungry as ever. It starts with Tom Brady. The quarterback from Michigan enters his ...Read more
Tom Brady Transcript: "Excited to be out here with my teammates"Patriots.com, July 24th
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addresses the media following Day 1 of Training Camp at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Q: How does it feel on the first day to get back in the mix of things? TB: It feels great. I'm excited to be out here...Read more
New England Patriots Training Camp: Tom Brady savoring time as he enters his ...MassLive.com (blog), July 24th
FOXBORO – Tom Brady spoke like a man who knows his time in the league is dwindling with each passing year. Brady, who turns 37 on Aug. 3, began his 15th training camp on Thursday as the Patriots opened their first non-pads practice on the fields next...Read more
Who is the MVP of the Patriots NOT Named Tom Brady?Boston.com (blog), July 24th
owns the NBA's Mt. Rushmore. Another given is this: Tom Brady is the most valuable player on the Patriots. Kim is from Portland but now lives in FL-- she and her family flew up 4 #PatsTrainingCamp & hope to meet Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/5WFUyoRSea...Read more
Redskins use Tom Brady to market training campWashington Post (blog), July 24th
The Redskins aren't appreciably profiting by promoting Tom Brady. They probably are appealing as much to curious Redskins fans as to admirers of Tom Brady and the Patriots. And even if large numbers of Patriots fans fill the team's Richmond facility...Read more
Tom Brady savoring time in Patriots campBoston Globe, July 24th
FOXBOROUGH – Bill Clinton was still president when Tom Brady participated in his first training camp with the Patriots in 2000. The Y2K scare was just subsiding, and the iPod was still more than a year away from being released to the public. Thursday ...Read more
Tom Brady Divorce RUMORS: Patriots Star, Wife Gisele Bundchen Headed For ...Headlines & Global News, July 22nd
"One time, Tom didn't do one of the chores on his list, and she berated him - even telling him that he's a terrible role model for their children," the source said. "But instead of doing what she wanted, he just took the kids and left the house. Gisele...Read more
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady Ranked Second In NFL By Ron JaworskiMusket Fire, July 22nd
Oct 7, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) shakes hands with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) following the game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21. Mandatory Credit: ...Read more