Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr., better known as Tom Brady, is set to officially retire from the NFL, according to ESPN reporters Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington. In the absence of an official press release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, the sports union has expressed its feelings after the possible departure of Brady.
Following his January 23 loss to the LA Rams, the 44-year-old QB would bid farewell 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 Balls.
Considered by the vast majority of experts and fans of the NFL and sports 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 the sixth round in 2000, he can boast of being the only player to have seven Vince Lombardi trophies.
Who is Tom Brady?
Born in California, USA 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 1998 to 1999 he started for the Michigan Wolverines.
It was in 2000 that the New England Patriots gave him the opportunity to move on to an NFL team after drafting him in the sixth round of the draft at no. 199. Despite this, he was a go until September 2001 after then-Massachusetts QB Drew Bledsoe suffered internal bleeding.
From then on, the California native led Robert Kraft’s franchise to win 6 Super Bowls, positioning him as the NFL’s best winner with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brady’s NFL Legacy
As if that were not enough, the trajectory he built, from 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, winning his seventh Super Bowl ring beating the Kansa City Chiefs by Patrick Mahomes.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player’s personal records
- 243 wins and 73 losses in the regular season
- 35 wins and 12 losses in the playoffs
- Seven Super Bowls
- 15 times selected to the Pro Bowl
- 10 Super Bowls played
- Five-time Super Bowl MVP
- The most connected airyards in history
- Most Connected TD Passes in History
- Most connected passes in history
- Three-time NFL Most Valuable Player