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 artist Jane Rosenberg presents another court sketchESPN (blog), August 31st
Rosenberg, the sketch artist who gained notoriety for her less than flattering drawings of Tom Brady during his first court appearance in Manhattan on Aug. 12, produced a second round of sketches featuring the New England Patriots quarterback following ...Read more
New England Patriots' Tom Brady's Fantasy Football Ranking Takes Hit With ...ABC News, August 31st
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still fighting a looming four-game suspension penalty by the NFL while he awaits a judge's decision. This past weekend was the first major draft weekend of the most competitive money Fantasy Football...Read more
Patriots Practice Attendance: Tom Brady, Brandon LaFell Among AbsenteesNESN.com, August 31st
FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was absent for practice Monday, as expected, as he attended a mandatory settlement conference in New York regarding his four-game Deflategate suspension appeal. Wide receivers ...Read more
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Back Tom Brady, Patriots At Countryfest (Photos)NESN.com, August 31st
Both singers made sure to show their support for both the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady during Saturday night's show, the final of the summer. Chesney autographed a Patriots helmet before pulling a fan in a “Free Brady” shirt on to the stage and...Read more
Insiders: Reggie Wayne a perfect fit with Tom Brady, PatriotsBoston Herald, August 29th
Reggie Wayne arrived in Foxboro believing he could still contribute to an NFL offense and be of great use to Tom Brady and the Patriots. The veteran wide receiver is convinced he has enough left to help make a difference. At least, that's what he's...Read more
Jerry Rice Rethinks His Sharp Criticism Of Tom Brady And The PatriotsHuffington Post, August 28th
Back in January, Jerry Rice stepped into the thick of the Deflategate controversy when he declared the New England Patriots would deserve an "asterisk" on their Super Bowl win if they triumphed against the Seattle Seahawks (which they eventually did...Read more
Yes, you should still draft Tom Brady in fantasy. Here's how.Boston.com, August 28th
During the 2015 season, the Patriots could mercilessly take every point opponents will allow, with the intent of proving PSI had nothing to do with the Super Bowl XLIX win. This isn't to say that the Patriots can completely recreate the '07 magic, but...Read more
The argument Tom Brady can use to win his caseBoston.com, August 27th
Tom Brady's defense team may have found its ace in the hole. After federal judge Richard Berman hammered the NFL on several points in last Wednesday's hearing, some experts are calling for a Brady victory based on one element: The NFL's refusal to ...Read more