“A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.”
Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL History.
He has led the Patriots to four Super Bowls and New England has won
three of them.
Brady has been the NFL’s Most Valuable Player on two occasions
and he also is a two-time Super Bowl MVP. Brady has played in six
Pro Bowls and holds the NFL record for touchdown passes (50) in a season.
In 2007, Tom Brady led the Patriots to the first undefeated season an
NFL team has had since the League went to a 16 game schedule. The Patriots
appeared to be on the way to a perfect season and a Super Bowl victory until
an incredible drive by the Giants gave New York the win.
Tom Brady was a back-up quarterback his first two years at Michigan. He
did excel his junior and senior seasons but was not taken until the sixth round
of the 2000 draft. Brady was the 199th player chosen.
Brady hardly played his first year in the NFL but by his second season he
was the Patriots number two quarterback behind Drew Bledsoe. Early that season,
Bledsoe got hurt and Brady got his chance. The rest is history.
Tom Brady’s incredible determination, work ethic and confidence propelled him
to greatness. On one hand, the Patriots deserve credit for drafting him; the other side
of the story is that even they did not take him until the sixth round.
Brady is from California and his boyhood hero was Joe Montana. Brady is like
Montana in that both men are “very cool” under pressure. That is a big reason both
men have incredible records in the post-season.
It is easy to have great respect and admiration for what Tom Brady has accomplished.
What makes it more remarkable, is that very few people expected greatness from him.