Tom Brady’s Legacy

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Tom Brady announced his retirement on Feb., 1, 2022 from football after 22 seasons. Brady ended his career after 318 games and played with a record of 243-73. He is the all-time leader in nearly everything, including passing yards (84,520), passing touchdowns (624), wins (243), Pro Bowl Selections (15), Super Bowl MVP awards (5), and many more. There are too many records to name them all.

He is also the all-time leader in most playoff stats, too, including games started (47), wins (35), passing yards (13,049), passing touchdowns (86), fourth quarter comebacks (9), game-winning drives, (14). He also has more super bowl appearances (10) and more super bowl wins (7) than any other franchise in NFL history. It is very rare to see a singular person in a sport hold more championships than any team ever has. Another rare phenomenon about Tom Brady is how dominant he was at the age of 44 in the 2021-22 season. He led the league in passing yards (5,316) and passing touchdowns (43).

Even in year 22, Brady proved he was still on the top when he led a come-back against the Los Angeles Rams in his last game. He was down 27-3 before he led his team to a comeback to tie it at 27. Brady did not get the ball back this time, though, as the Rams were able to drive down the field and kick a field goal before time expired. It still goes to show that he never slowed down as he got older. Some argue that he has improved with age.

What he has accomplished is truly remarkable. To be able to win his first super bowl in 2001 at age 24 and his last one in 2021 at age 43 is a jaw-dropping stat. As time goes on, Brady’s legacy as the greatest of all time will only strengthen. Who knows if someone will ever be close to having as impressive of a career as Brady’s.

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