Tom Brady

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Tom Brady is a quarterback for the New England Patriots in the National Football League. He has won two NFL MVP awards, four Super Bowl MVP titles, and five Super Bowl championships, which is a record. He was picked by the Patriots in the sixth round of the NFL Draft in 2000 after playing collegiate football. Brady has led the Patriots to seven Super Bowl appearances in his 15 seasons as a starter, which is a record for any player in NFL history. He was involved in the infamous ‘deflategate’ scandal, which resulted in him being suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season. That season, he went on to win Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl MVP. He has never lost a season as a quarterback and is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history.

Childhood and Adolescence

Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977, in San Mateo, California, to Thomas Brady Sr. and Galynn Patricia. He grew up in a strict religious environment. His parents are of European origin, and he has three older sisters.

Every other Sunday, his sisters used to play games, and those Sunday afternoon showdowns at Brady’s instilled in Tom an intense competitive spirit. The siblings used to play basketball and football until the sun went down, and Tom’s upbringing in a sports atmosphere shaped him into a champion footballer as an adult.

As a kid, he used to watch the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ games faithfully and was much affected by the raw energy and audience cheering. It was the crucial incident in his life, he feels, that sculpted his psyche and molded him into a professional football player.

Tom was a die-hard fan of Joe Montana, the popular quarterback, when he was a kid, and he has cited him as one of the most influential people in his life. Brady went to a football camp where he was coached by Tony Graziani, who went on to become a well-known quarterback.

Brady graduated from Junipero High School in 1995, and by that time, he had developed a strong interest in sports and athletics. He was a basketball, football, and baseball player in high school, and he had a flair for studying, which was important in skill-based sports like football.

Career in College

Brady graduated from high school in 1995 and was already a well-known figure in the junior football leagues at the time. He is well-known for passing up opportunities to play in the NFL in favor of studying at the University of Michigan.

Despite the fact that he was a standout player in high school, Brady spent his first two years of college studying and staying away from the football field. As a junior, he returned to the sport and was named the starting quarterback for the college squad.

Brady threw 350 passes for 2636 yards in that season, and he led his team to an Orange Bowl victory in his last year of college. This achievement earned him a spot in the main leagues, and he began his professional football career the next year.

A Professional Life

Tom Brady began his professional NFL career in 2000, when he was picked in the sixth round by the New England Patriots, where he largely worked as a backup quarterback and only appeared in one game during the entire season. The second season, however, was a completely different situation when he was given the opportunity to fill in for the injured starting quarterback. Brady displayed strength and speed for the first time, demonstrating what he was truly capable of as a quarterback.

By the end of the season, he had established himself as a star, having led his club to win in 11 of the 14 games in which he started. Brady received the MVP of the game award after leading the club to a thrilling victory over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl 36.

Brady did not have to wait long for his second MVP award, which came just two years later in Super Bowl 38, when he led his team to victory against the Carolina Panthers. Brady continued his Super Bowl winning streak in 2004, when he guided the Patriots to a stunning victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brady was re-signed by the Patriots in 2005 for six more years and for the entire next season; their club had a 12-4 record at the time. With huge triumphs in the NFL and Super Bowls, the winning streak continued.

Brady was sidelined for two years after suffering a devastating knee injury in the opening game of the 2008 season. He underwent multiple operations and therapies, prompting speculation that his professional career was coming to an end. Brady, however, made a strong return and signed a new contract with the Patriots in 2010, and in 2011, he assisted his team in securing a spot in the Super Bowl that year, proving all the skeptics wrong. However, he fell short of his fans’ expectations, as his club was defeated by the Giants by a score of 21-17 in a critical match.

Brady made headlines once again as he led his team to a close game that had appeared to be one-sided in favor of the San Francisco 49ers. Brady almost turned the tables by rallying his team from a 28-point hole, but they were ultimately defeated 41-34.

Brady’s professional career took a turn for the worst after the 2014 season. The ball was revealed to be underinflated after his team defeated the Indianapolis Colts in a vital AFL Championship game, and Brady was accused of cheating. The incident was covered up for a while, until it resurfaced in May 2015. An investigation revealed that the ball tampering took place in Tom’s presence. Tom was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season as a result of his actions. In September of that year, a federal judge dismissed the allegations, noting that the suspension had no legal basis.

Despite going through a difficult period, Tom was able to secure his team a position in the Super Bowl 2016, and before the game, Tom informed reporters that he wanted to win the championship for emotional reasons relating to his mother’s condition. Brady eventually delivered on his promises, leading the Patriots to a 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, making him the only quarterback in NFL history to win five Super Bowl rings.

Personal Experiences of Tom Brady

Aside from being a football winner, Tom has a sizable female fan base thanks to his attractive appearance. In 2002, People Magazine named him one of the “50 Most Beautiful People.” In 2005, he also wore the hat of a TV show presenter for ‘Saturday Night Live.’

Bridget Moynahan, with whom he had a long relationship, divorced him in 2006. After their divorce, Bridget gave birth to Tom’s child. Brady married model Gisele Bundchen in 2009, and the couple welcomed their first child, a son, in December of that year. In 2012, Tom welcomed his second child, a girl.

Tom Brady is close friends with Donald Trump, the president of the United States, and has indicated that they have been friends for over 16 years. Tom backed Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and remained by him even while he was being chastised.

Tom Brady’s Net Worth

Tom Brady is a quarterback, spokesman, and entrepreneur in the NFL. Tom Brady has a net worth of $250 million as of this writing. This is separate from his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who is worth $400 million in her own right. Tom and Gisele are worth a combined $650 million. Brady has won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, the most of any player in NFL history. Over the course of a decade, he has earned a record four Super Bowl MVP honors and three NFL MVP trophies.

Trivia

Tom Brady is a health nut who eats fresh fruits and vegetables for the majority of his meals. Tom has a strange moniker for each of his teammates. He refers to them as ‘Babes.’