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 likes the challenge of Pats' new secondaryNBCSports.com, August 1st
Things are getting a little more heated in Patriots practices, with a new secondary making things a little harder for the offense. And while quarterback Tom Brady's a perfectionist, he knows having Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis working over his...Read more
WATCH: Darrelle Revis gets a pick-six against Tom Brady at Patriots campThe Star-Ledger, August 1st
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Once upon a time, Darrelle Revis picking off Tom Brady would have delighted Jets fans to no end. But this? This has to be bittersweet. On Thursday, the Patriots' ran a drill with the offense backed up on its own goal line. Nose tackle...Read more
Tom Brady says Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner will make the Patriots ...The Providence Journal, July 31st
FOXBORO – Life is different for Tom Brady with Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner in the fold. And it hasn't been hard to see why. On Thursday, during 11-on-11 drills, Brady and the offense were working with their backs against the wall at the 1-yard line...Read more
Patriots Training Camp Observations: Darrelle Revis Picks Off Tom BradyNESN.com, July 31st
The Patriots were in full pads, but contact was limited during the two-hour session. Cornerback Darrelle Revis still managed to stand out, however, notching a pick-six against quarterback Tom Brady. Brady was targeting wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins...Read more
Patriots training camp: Tom Brady and the offense show off versatilityCBSSports.com, July 28th
New England may have been the first stop on my camp tour, but the well-oiled Patriots machine looked in midseason form. Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo were back on the field, as were newcomers Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, all of ...Read more
Patriots Training Camp Observations: Darrelle Revis Excels Against Tom BradyNESN.com, July 26th
Darrelle Revis made Tom Brady and Julian Edelman look like Jimmy Garoppolo and Wilson Van Hooser, respectively, on Saturday during New England Patriots training camp practice. Revis schooled Brady and Edelman on two deep passes — one in 1-on-1 ...Read more