The Friday Feature

Tom Brady (Courtesy NFL.com)
Tom Brady (Courtesy NFL.com)

I am going to take some time this week to talk about Tom Edward Patrick Brady Jr., also known as the G.O.A.T. Let’s talk about what the “Greatest Of All Time” is doing. It is record-breaking and once in a lifetime stuff. Whether you love him or just love to hate him, no one can argue that he is the best to play quarterback of all time. No matter what your criteria, no matter what football historian or players you ask, the answer is always the same, Tom Brady is the best. 

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As we enter the playoff season, let me start off with Brady’s playoff numbers. He has played and started every playoff game that has been in front of him; that is a total of 46 games. He has won 34 of those games. Joe Montana is next on the list with 16 wins. In these games Tom Brady has thrown 1,764 passes, completed 1,106 of them for 12,449 yards (about the cruising altitude of a commercial jet) and 73 ended in touchdowns. Barring injury, Brady will continue to add to these numbers. 

If you did not already know, Tom Brady is 44 years old and is planning on a few more NFL seasons. Brady was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in 2000, where he played for twenty seasons, before becoming a free agent and signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. Brady then led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl where they won, and he was the MVP of the game. During this time, he has shattered many records in the NFL and there are few left that he does not hold. This season Brady broke the career completions record, surpassing Drew Brees who had 1,742. Brady also threw for over 5,000 yards this season (5,316 yards), with 43 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions. With numbers like this, it does not look like Tom Brady is ready to slow down. 

Brady’s numbers in two seasons with Tampa Bay are better than many players’ entire careers. In these two seasons, the G.O.A.T. has played all 33 games and thrown 83 touchdowns, with 9,949 yards on 886 completions. Tom Brady has found the fountain of youth and is an inspiration to athletes and everyone over the age of 40. Whether you are a fan or not, I recommend you stop whatever you are doing whenever Brady takes the field and be a witness to greatness and history.  

It is not often a generation gets to see the face of the player that forever changes the game. If you have the luxury to help educate a young fan this playoff season, please take the time to explain to them what they are watching. Maybe even Google the G.O.A.T. and show them the never-ending list of records Brady holds. I would list them for you, but by the time this article is published Tom Brady probably will have already reset them! 

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers start their playoff push, to repeat as Super Bowl Champions, as they host the Eagles on Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX. 

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