New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is arguably the best football player of all-time. With so much success already, what’s left for him to accomplish?
Tom Brady has become one of the greatest athletes of all-time for the New England Patriots. Since taking over for Drew Bledsoe, Brady has emerged as the greatest quarterback of all-time, and that also makes him one of the greatest players of all-time.
In 2016, Brady was able to have arguably the best season of his career. He totaled 28 touchdown passes to just two interceptions. The ridiculous ratio set a new NFL record, as he was extremely efficient.
While the individual accolades are great, Brady is all about winning. In the Super Bowl, he and the Patriots were able to comeback after trailing 28-3 late in the third quarter. Brady ended up winning his fifth Super Bowl, and also won the Super Bowl MVP.
Brady is showing no signs of slowing down, but he is running out of things to accomplish compared to other NFL players. Now, we can start comparing Brady to another great in Michael Jordan.
Jordan is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all-time, as he was able to win six championships with the Chicago Bulls. Like Brady, Jordan had the clutch gene, and his undefeated record in the NBA Finals is a remarkable feat. For Brady, he admires what Jordan was able to accomplish.
"“I was in awe of Michael Jordan,” Brady said to Ian O’Connor of ESPN.com, “and I still am in awe of what he was and what he meant. … He was such an effortless player. He put a lot of effort in, but there’s an art and a beauty to the way he played the game. That was a very inspiring thing.”"
While comparing athletes in different sports is very difficult and a great topic of debate, Brady is certainly in the conversation with Jordan. In 2017, Brady will be attempting to win his sixth Super Bowl. This would match Jordan in titles, which is generally how the greats are judged.
Since Brady is still playing, he can certainly accomplish this in the coming years. Also, he could even possibly pass Jordan’s six rings. While the debate might eventually be on for who is better, there is no denying the greatness of them both.