Tom Brady is leaving New England Patriots having established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. The 42-year enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at New England and will now look to see out his illustrious NFL career with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While Brady prepares to write a new chapter with the Buccaneers, let's have a run-down from his time at New England Patriots.
Having been drafted by the Patriots as the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL draft, Brady went to surpass expectations helping to establish a dynasty at Patriots along with head coach Bill Belichick and an equally talented roster. Despite enduring a difficult rookie season, Brady made the starting quarterback berth his own from the second season, which he did not relinquish up until his Patriots departure. All in all, Brady almost spent 20 years with the Patriots, being a part of their roster for 19 seasons.
In 19 seasons, Tom Brady player 285 regular-season games for the Patriots, completing 74,571 passing yards and 541 touchdowns. His postseason numbers are equally staggering, registering 73 touchdowns and 11,388 passing yards in just 41 appearances. Along with 6 Super Bowl rings, Brady won three NFL MVP awards, four Super Bowl MVP awards, two NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards and has 14 Pro Bowl selections to boast.
As we mentioned earlier, Brady earned his starting role in his second season. And what was more impressive is that he led an underdog Patriots all the way to Super Bowl victory that season. Patriots beat St. Louis Rams 20-17 in Super Bowl XXXVI on February 3, 2002. Brady dropped one touchdown and completed 145 yards against the Rams.
Since 2001, Tom Brady's first season as a starter, he has as many wins in the SUPER BOWL as all other AFC East starting QBs have in the ENTIRE POSTSEASON. pic.twitter.com/0H1zIvBUV6— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) March 17, 2020
After his successful Super Bowl debut in 2002, Brady went to claim a further five Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. The last of his six Super Bowl wins came in February 2019 after Patriots bet Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to clinch the championship. The low-scoring saw Brady failed to register a touchdown but the veteran still managed to complete 245 passing yards while taking a backseat in the game.
Delving into his personal life, Brady married Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen on February 26, 2009. The couple has two children - A son named Benjamin Rein, born in 2009 and a daughter named Vivian Lake, born in 2012.