Tom Brady already has his sights set on a seventh ring
Never one to be satisfied with his past accomplishments, Tom Brady is already eyeing a seventh Super Bowl championship title.
New England quarterback Tom Brady looked like he had a blast during the Patriots‘ Super Bowl parade last Tuesday. Cameras caught Brady repeatedly holding up three fingers on both hands as he saluted the thousands gathered on the streets of Boston, triumphantly indicating that the franchise now has claimed six Lombardi Trophies.
Most players would be satisfied with such an incredible achievement. Not only is Brady the first NFL player ever to win six championships; he’s also part of a team that now shares the record for most championships in NFL history with the Pittsburgh Steelers. At 41 years old, no one would have begrudged Brady for deciding this was the perfect storybook ending to a fairy tale of a career.
Unfortunately for the other 31 NFL teams, though, Brady is not like most players – or like most normal human beings either.
It hasn’t been two weeks yet since his Patriots defeated the Rams in Super Bowl 53, and already Brady has set his sights on next season and the allure of adding yet another championship ring to his growing jewelry store collection. On Tuesday, the official Patriots Instagram account posted an image of Brady flashing six fingers behind a gleaming Lombardi, captioned with “#TomTuesday” and two hand emojis mimicking Brady’s own.
It was TB12’s response in the comment section below that really generated a buzz though.
Brady didn’t need any words, just two hand emojis of his own: one holding up five fingers, and one holding up two. Do the simple math, and his message was crystal-clear: he’s already thinking about seven.
While some would say the odds of the Patriots winning another title with an aging Brady at the helm are slim, who honestly wants to bet against them? The team adopted an “us-against-the-world” mentality during the latter half of the regular season and into the playoffs, feeding off the perceived slights and disrespect they encountered in the media and elsewhere.
Whether or not the Patriots were ever truly an underdog in a league they’ve dominated now for almost 20 years is up for debate. What’s not up for debate any longer though is their place atop the pantheon of NFL dynasties – and more specifically, Brady and Bill Belichick’s statuses as the respective G.O.A.T.s of their positions.
Only time will tell if the team can win a record-breaking seventh Super Bowl championship before Brady retires. One thing’s for sure though: woe to whoever still thinks he can’t do it. While most NFL players are vacationing or thinking about their next contract, Brady is already fixated on his next obsession: adding a seventh ring to a seventh finger.