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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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady Ranked Second In NFL By Ron JaworskiMusket Fire, July 22nd
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Patriots report: Will Super Bowl drought end at 10 years?USA TODAY, July 22nd
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That speaks to a number of impressive qualities of Tom Brady, mostly his consistency and his longevity. And so, the Patriots head into the 2014 season with No. 12 slotted as the starting quarterback for the 13th straight season. Since 2002, Brady has...Read more
New England Patriots: Strong Defense Gives Tom Brady True Championship ...Bleacher Report, July 14th
Celebrity status aside, the most important aspect of Tom Brady's reputation is his performance on the gridiron, and last season, the Californian golden boy couldn't match his quarterbacking standards, throwing errant passes more frequently than usual...Read more