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Episode 629

Tom Brady
Tue, 2019-Jan-22 01:33 UTC
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With 728,011 views on Monday, 21 January 2019 our article of the day is Tom Brady.

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He is one of only two players in NFL history to have won five Super Bowls, and he is the only player to have won them all with a single franchise. Because of his numerous accomplishments, records, accolades, and style of play, many analysts and sportswriters consider Brady to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.After playing college football for the University of Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Due to his late draft selection, Brady is considered to be the biggest "steal" in the history of the NFL Draft. In Brady's sixteen seasons as a starter, he has quarterbacked the Patriots to nine Super Bowl appearances, the most for any player in history. Brady is also one of only two quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl in their first season as a starter, the other being Kurt Warner.

Brady has been honored with four Super Bowl MVP awards (Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, and LI), the most ever by a single player, has won three league MVP awards (2007, 2010, 2017), has been selected to 14 Pro Bowls, and has led his team to more division titles (15) than any other quarterback in NFL history. Brady is fourth all-time in total career passing yards in regular season play, third in career touchdown passes, and fourth in career passer rating. He is first all-time in career passing yards and touchdown passes (regular season and postseason combined). His career postseason record is 29–10, winning more playoff games than any other quarterback, and he has appeared in more playoff games than any player at any position. Brady has never had a losing season as a starting quarterback in the NFL. His combined regular-season and postseason wins are also the most of any quarterback in NFL history. Brady is the first and only quarterback to reach 200 regular season wins. Brady also holds the record of being the oldest player to win the Super Bowl MVP at 39 years of age, and the oldest player to win the regular season MVP at the age of 40.For his alleged involvement in the highly publicized Deflategate football tampering scandal, Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season. Subsequently, Brady went on to reach the next three Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl LI and losing Super Bowl LII, with Super Bowl LIII slated to be played on February 3, 2019.

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