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On Sunday night the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs to win their second Super Bowl title and the seventh title for their quarterback, Tom Brady.
Brady was famously selected as the 199th overall pick in 2000 draft. Five quarterbacks were picked ahead of him. Nobody predicted that he would have what it takes to really make it in the league. Here’s what his draft report said about him:
- Poor build
- Lacks mobility to avoid rush
- Lacks strong arm
- Can’t drive ball downfield
- Not a tight spiral
- System type player who can get exposed
I guess now we can add to that list, 7 Super Bowl rings.
Over the course of two decades, Brady and New England Patriots created an amazing legacy which brought home 6 titles, more than any other team in the NFL. This season, in his first year away from the now legendary Patriots, at the age of 43, Tom Brady has taken the Bucs all the way to another Super Bowl victory. With 7 titles, Brady has more than any other player or team in the history of the NFL. There can be no doubt about it, he’s the greatest to ever play the game.
In a previous post I spoke about Muhammad Ali and how we need to appreciate the true greats while they’re still around. We need to make sure that we’re there to witness them make history, before they become part of it. At the age of 43, it won’t be long before the only time we see Tom Brady is in documentaries or old highlight videos. For the meantime however, I think we may get one more season to appreciate the greatest of all time at work.