Widely considered to be the Greatest of All Time, Tom Brady will take to the Super Bowl field for an incredible seventh time on Sunday, but why is he considered to be the G.O.A.T?
We’ve taken a look at some of the numbers.
Brady has been awarded a plethora of awards in his career, including being named the NFL Most Valuable Player twice, in 2007 and 2010 and the NFL Offensive Player of the Year, in the same seasons. He’s also been the NFL passing yards leader twice as well, in 2005 and 2007.
On top of his regular season awards, Brady has also been named the Super Bowl MVP on three separate occasions, in Super Bowl 36, Super Bowl 38 and Super Bowl 49.
Brady has won an incredible four Super Bowl rings. On Sunday, he’ll be going for his fifth, which would be an NFL record for a quarterback.
Super Bowl 51 will be Brady’s seventh Super Bowl in his 15 seasons as a starter. An NFL record for a quarterback.
Brady has made 12 Pro Bowl appearances in his career (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).
Most impressively is that in his 15 years as a starter, Brady has played in 14 postseasons. Only twice have the Patriots been eliminated after one game.
Brady has rushed for 17 touchdowns in his career.
Brady has more 24 playoff wins in his career. This is more than all but six NFL franchises have won in their entire existence. The second highest quarterback on the wins list is Joe Montana, who has 16.
Brady has played more playoff games (including the Super Bowl) than any other quarterback. Peyton Manning is next on the list with 27.
In 44% of his years as starting quarterback, Brady has played in the Super Bowl. This equates to 7 Super Bowl appearances in 15 years.
Brady’s Passer rating for the 2016 regular season.
Brady was astonishingly not drafted until the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. This means that he was the 199th pick by the franchises.
Brady has a combined 207 regular season and postseason wins in his career. Another record for an NFL quarterback.
Brady has thrown for 456 touchdowns in his career.
Brady has attempted 8,224 passes in his NFL career. He has completed 5,244 of them. This equates to 64% success rate.
In his NFL career, Brady has accumulated 61,582 passing yards.