Brady’s Unprecedented Career Full of Highlights – Boston News, Weather, Sports

Nobody drove Tom Brady tougher than the record-breaking quarterback himself, though his 23rd and final season after a brief retirement didn’t end with him raising yet another Lombardi Trophy.

He leaves the NFL with more wins, yards passing and touchdowns than any other quarterback. At the age of 45 he even set two season records. And yes, nobody has more Super Bowl rings than Brady at seven.

Brady pushed so hard that he dragged his teammates with him.

Tampa Bay center Ryan Jensen, the nine-year-old pro who injured his left knee on the second day of training camp, came from injured reserve to snap to Brady in which The Buccaneers wildcard loss to Dallas – the quarterback’s last game.

“Thank you for pushing me mentally and physically to get back on the field every day this season,” Jensen wrote on social media Wednesday. “I’m glad I could go to the field with you one last time! Enjoy your retirement, don’t haunt me around the dressing room too much. love you man!”

Brady has done more than his share to fill the video vaults at NFL Films. Here are just some of his greatest moments:


Brady didn’t end his career with a winning record in his final season. However, he has made a name for himself.

He hired Pair of NFL one-year records, completed 490 passes on 733 attempts and finished third in the NFL with 4,694 passing yards. And yes, he led the Bucs to one second consecutive NFC South title also with a loss record.


Of course, in the first Super Bowl decided in overtime, Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

Brady was 28-3 behind Atlanta in the third quarter, threw two TDs and then drove the Patriots 91 yards by completing six passes to level in the last minute. After New England won the coin toss, Brady completed his first five passes as the Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl 34-28 on February 7, 2017.


Already the oldest quarterback to play in a Super Bowl, Brady dueled with another Super Bowl spot on the line on January 20, 2019 with young NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City. Brady answered every big drive from Mahomes, especially in a thrilling fourth quarter that saw the lead changed four times.

After the Chiefs forced overtime, Brady took over after the Patriots won the coin toss. He converted a trio of thirds and tens with two passes to Julian Edelman and a third to Rob Gronkowski to set up Rex Burkhead’s crucial TD run.


Even getting close to Brady’s record in Super Bowls will be a big challenge after he won 7th place in his first season in Tampa Bay. He threw two touchdowns to Gronkowski and a third to Antonio Brown as the Bucs defeated Mahomes and the Chiefs 31-9.

And yes, Brady helped the Bucs become the first franchise to win the Super Bowl on his home field.


Brady helped the Patriots end Tebowmania in spectacular fashion. Brady set a playoff record, first set by Daryle Lamonica and then surpassed by Steve Young, by throwing six TD passes in a division game against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos on January 14, 2012.

He threw the first to Wes Welker within the first two minutes and finished with all six in the Patriots’ first nine drives. Brady threw three passes to Gronkowski. And two of Brady’s six TDs came in the last two minutes of the first half.

Brady ended the Patriots’ 45-10 win with a 363-yard pass.

Hey Peyton

Brady dominated his rivalry with five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning, winning 11 of their 17 matches and their first playoff showdown.

When the Patriots and Colts faced each other in the AFC championship game on Brady’s home turf on January 18, 2004, Brady called the shots from the start. He capped an opener with a TD pass to David Givens and led the Patriots 15-0 at halftime en route to a 24-14 win and another Super Bowl spot.


Brady previewed postseason success in his only playoff game at old Foxboro Stadium on January 19, 2002, with a big assist from a replay.

Former Michigan teammate Charles Woodson was leading Brady 13-10 behind the Oakland Raiders with 1:50 left and knocked the ball out of Brady’s hand. The Raiders recovered from the fumble and celebrated only to undo the call due to Referee Walt Coleman’s little-known tuck rule on the replay. The rule was later abolished.

Brady found David Patten for a 13-yard pass in the next play and set up Adam Vinatieri’s equalizing field goal. In overtime, Brady completed eight straight passes to position Vinatieri for the winning field goal that put Brady and the Patriots on the road to their first Super Bowl title.

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