Tom Brady is one of the most celebrated athletes of our time, winning seven Super Bowls in his career. He announced his retirement from football at age 44 and then changed that decision just weeks later, on March 13, 2022. It's incredible to think that he is not done with his career and is on the way to setting more records in the NFL; I am sure no one else would be able to break.
Tom Brady has had an illustrious football career better than many can't even dream about.
From the moment he was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft to his record-setting Super Bowl LI performance, Tom Brady has always dominated the league.
The future Hall of Famer has been one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks for his entire career, and we are glad he just unretired, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. His agility at this age is just remarkable.
In fact, it feels like Brady is an ageless person who can just be agile and strong, as though he is parked at the peak of his career and has no plans for a descent.
That’s crazy to even think about, but it also means that Brady’s career is still a long way from being over.
For now, let’s take a look at some defining moments of Tom Brady’s career.
The beginning of Tom Brady, the phenomenon: 1995 - 2000
Brady excelled in both football and baseball while playing for his high school, Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo.
His coaches said that he had 'hands like a cannon' and also that he was a good catcher; both are factors that made him play well in football and baseball.
He entered the Major League Baseball draft in 1995 and was even chosen for Montreal Expos, but he eventually chose to attend Michigan and play football instead of pursuing a career in professional baseball.
Once his junior year came around. Brady gained acclaim for being an intelligent player who helped Michigan to victory in the 1999 Orange Bowl game during college.
In 2000, Brady was drafted by New England Patriots in the sixth round, and we know the rest.
He worked diligently during his to become a better player, and soon enough, he would be known as one of the best players in the sport ever.
Tom Brady Leads the Patriots to First Super Bowl Win - 2002
In 2002, Tom Brady made history by winning his first Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in an extremely close game against the St. Louis Rams and in just his second season in the NFL.
He secured this victory with fellow teammate David Patten's touchdown after passing him from 8 yards away to win their first-ever Super Bowl title!
The New England Patriots came out on top of the St. Louis Rams, 20-17, in a thrilling game that had more than its fair share of surprises.
The only other scores for the day were Ty Law's 45-yard interception touchdown and Adam Vinatieri's 48-yard field goal with seconds left to seal up the victory.
Tom Brady went 16/27 for 145 yards without an interception against one of the better defenses in football that day.
Brady wins first NFL MVP - 2007
Brady’s first MVP award came in 2007 when New England won an undefeated 16-0 season.
Many say the New England team of 2007 is the best NFL team of all time, with Tom Brady at his best form.
Brady had a remarkable season with 50 touchdowns and more than 4900 passing yards.
Tom Brady's superb MVP form wasn't enough to bring home Super Bowl XLII for New England as they lost to the New York Giants in 2007.
Tom Brady’s marriage with Gisele Bündchen - 2009
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen began dating in 2006 but married a year later at two different ceremonies- one in California and the other one in Costa Rica.
They have been and are deeply in love!
Tom’s relationship with Gisele is one of the least talked about yet one of the most defining moments of Tom’s career.
Whenever the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is on the field, almost always, his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen would be in the stands supporting him every time he plays.
And when it's not football season, they're both around each other because they are too busy being best friends and business partners!
Gisele makes a perfect partner for Tom, and he has confessed many times that he is stronger because of her and that she inspires him to be the best that he is.
Just recently, when Tom Brady unretired, there were many speculations about the reason he decided so just 2 months after he retired.
Many believe he did so because it was an opportunity for him to build upon his already impressive NFL resume, while others believe he wants another chance at glory playing in front of family and friends who have supported him through all of life's ups and downs.
Meanwhile, It’s more likely that Tom’s return had more to do with Gisele Bundchen pushing Tom to pursue what’s best for him, as she had said recently in an interview that at the moment returning to the gridiron is what is best for Tom.
Tom Brady and the TB12 method - 2013
Another major milestone in Tom Brady's career is rather a series of physical training and fitness events that were fine-tuned into a method that culminated in the TB12 method that he released to the world in 2013.
Tom Brady explains his method of training to be revolutionary that encompasses both physical conditioning and mental wellness as a single system that helps players and athletes deliver the best.
Just look at Tom Brady, his age is 44 years, but his performance is still as though his body is just 24 years young.
The TB12 method has helped him stay at his peak performance at an age when most other players in every sport are deep in retirement.
The TB12 method was founded and fine-tuned with the help of his coach Alex Guerrero.
The TB12 method contains the principles and techniques to achieve body flexibility and strength while focusing on a natural, healthier way of nutrition and living.
The method was fine-tuned with inputs from Tom Brady's training, and it enables him to remain at peak performance while minimizing injury risks.
Tom Brady's TB12 method also includes effective approaches to hydration, supplementation, cognitive wellness, recovery, and rest.
Tom Brady tied the record for most SuperBowl wins by a quarterback in Super Bowl XLIX 2015
It was the 2014 season, and the New England Patriots hadn't won a Super Bowl Victory since their win in 2004 against Carolina Panthers.
The Patriots and Brady needed to win Super Bowl XLIX.
They faced against Seattle Seahawks, whose defense was formidable, arguably one of the best ever in NFL history.
The Patriots did well in the first half of the game. At halftime, The Patriots and the Seahawks had the game tied, 14-14.
Brady had got two touchdown passes.
In the third quarter, things started to go downhill.
Brady had his second interception in the game.
This enabled Seattle to score with an easy touchdown and go up 24-14.
Brady connected with Edelman on 3rd-and-14 for a 21 yard gain. A few plays later, he found Amendola in the end zone and cut Seahawk's lead to just three.
On the next drive, The Patriots did well, and Brady was able to convert his chances to score points and put the Patriots in a good position.
Brady completed eight passes for 65 yards.
He finished this drive with a touchdown pass, giving New England an advantage late in their game, 28-24.
With help from the Patriots' defense and Malcolm Butler, who intercepted Russell Wilson at the 1-yard line, Brady was able to maintain the Patriots' score lead and win Super Bowl XLIX.
This was Brady's fourth Super Bowl win, and it was a tie to Joe Montana's record for most ever won by a quarterback!
Of course, as we now know, Tom went on to win 3 more.
Brady helps Patriots win Super Bowl LI : 2017
The New England Patriots win in the 2017 Super Bowl is said to be one of the greatest comeback moments ever in sports history.
The Atlanta Falcons were leading 28-3; one of their touchdowns came after intercepting a pass from Brady.
The Patriots started to catch up on points when James White converted a pass from Brady at the end of the third quarter,
The Falcons led by 16 points when they performed a pass play on a 3rd and 1.
Dont'a Hightower was in pursuit of Matt Ryan and tackled him, forcing a fumble. This way, The Patriots recovered at a great field position.
The Patriots were performing so well in the fourth quarter that it was almost one-sided when they won 25 unanswered points, which tied the game and led the game into overtime.
They finally won the Super Bowl on a 2-yard James White run in overtime. Brady completed 43 of 62 pass attempts for 466 yards and 2 touchdowns, and an interception.
What’s Next for Tom Brady? - 2022
As is evident by now, Tom Brady has been one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks for his entire career, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, it feels like he’s still got a long way to go before we have seen it all from him.
Tom Brady had announced that he would be returning for a 23rd NFL season to play for Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He announced it on Twitter and Instagram and said the reason for his return was that he had “unfinished business” on the field, where, soon enough, we will be able to see him again.
Can't wait, Can't wait!