Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr., better known as Tom Brady, is about to officially retire from the NFL, according to ESPN reporters Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington. In the absence of the official statement from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, the sports union has expressed its feelings after the possible departure of Brady.
After his loss on January 23 to the LA Rams, the 44-year-old QB would say goodbye to American football after 22 seasons at the helm of teams such as the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he won a total of 7 Super Bowls.
Considered by the vast majority of experts and fans of the NFL and the sport in general as the best QB in history, here we tell you a little about the professional history of Tom Brady and how it is that after being drafted in a sixth-round in the year 2000 he can boast of being the only player to have seven Vince Lombardi trophies.
Who is Tom Brady?
Born in California, United States, on August 3, 1977, Brady began his professional career as a football player at the University of Michigan in 1996. He was a reserve player for the first 24 months; however, from ’98 to ’99 he started for the Michigan Wolverines.
It was in 2000 that the New England Patriots gave him the opportunity to access an NFL team after drafting him in the sixth round of the draft at no. 199. Despite this, he was a starter until September 2001 after Drew Bledsoe, QB of the Massachusetts team at the time, suffered internal bleeding.
From then on, the California native led Robert Kraft’s franchise to win 6 Super Bowls positioning him as the top winner in the NFL along with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brady’s legacy in the NFL
As if that were not enough, the trajectory he built, by the hand of Bill Belichick, in the New England Patriots, in 2020 he announced his departure from the ‘Patriots’ to reach the national conference with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In the same season, the QB proved to be up there with great football legends such as Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, to name a few, by winning his seventh Super Bowl ring by defeating Patrick Mahomes’ Kansa City Chiefs.
Personal records of the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player
- 243 wins and 73 losses in the regular season
- 35 wins and 12 losses in postseason
- Seven Super Bowls
- 15 times selected to the Pro Bowl
- 10 Super Bowls played
- Five-time Super Bowl MVP
- Most connected air yards in history
- Most connected TD passes in history
- More connected passes in history
- Three times selected the best player in the NFL