Tom Brady is a quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He won two NFL MVP awards, four Super Bowl MVP awards and five Super Bowl titles, which is a record. After playing football, he was selected by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. In 15 seasons as a starter, Brady became the Patriots quarterback, playing in seven Super Bowl games, the most of any player in history.
He was involved in the infamous “deflategate” incident that resulted in him being suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season. He won Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl MVP in the same season. As a quarterback, he never lost a season and is considered one of the greatest superstars in American football history.
When and where was Tom born?
On August 3, 1977, Tom Brady was born in San Mateo, California, the third son of Thomas Brady Sr. and Galynn Patricia. Four children were born into a strictly religious family.
He has three older sisters, and his parents are of European descent.
His sisters played on Sundays, and Tom caught on to a substantial competitive spirit during the Sunday afternoon fights at the Brady house.
He credits this as a defining moment that shaped his psyche and set him up for a career in professional football. As a child, Tom was a big fan of Joe Montana, the famous quarterback, and mentioned him as one of the most influential figures in his life.
His childhood and Early Life:
Brady graduated from Junipero High School in 1995 and has loved sports and athletics ever since. He played basketball, football, and baseball in school and demonstrated the learning aptitude needed in skill-based games such as football. Brady graduated from high school in 1995 and was now very popular in junior football leagues.
Notoriously, he passed up an opportunity to play in the NFL while attending the University of Michigan. Although Brady was an outstanding player in high school, he stayed away from the football field for most of his first two years of college, studying hard.
As a young man, he returned to the sport and played for the college team as a starting quarterback. In that particular season, Brady threw 350 passes for 2,636 yards and secured his team’s Orange Bowl victory last college season. This feat secured him a place in the major leagues, and his professional football career began the following year.
His Professional Career:
Tom Brady began his professional NFL career in 2000 when he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round, where Tom played primarily as a bench and only played one game the entire season.
The Super Bowl streak continued when Brady led the Patriots to a resounding victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004. In 2005, Brady signed with the Patriots for an additional six years and for the entire season of the following year, their team had a 12-4 win record. The streak continued with some notable NFL and Super Bowl wins.
Brady suffered a severe knee injury in his first game of the 2008 season and had two good years off the field. He underwent many surgeries and therapies, and rumours circulated that his professional career was over. However, proving all the naysayers wrong, Brady made a strong comeback, signed a new contract with the Patriots in 2010 and helped his team to that year’s Super Bowl berth in 2011.
However, he failed to live up to his fans’ expectations, and his team was defeated by the Giants in the decider, 21–17. Brady was back in the news when he led his team to a tight match that once seemed one-sided in favour of the San Francisco 49ers. Brady nearly turned the tide when he brought his team back from a 28-point deficit but ultimately suffered a 41–34 loss.
After the 2014 season, Brady experienced the worst moment of his professional career. After his team beat the Indianapolis Colts in the AFL Championship decider, the ball was found to have deflated, and Brady was charged with cheating. The entire incident was hidden for some time but resurfaced in May 2015. The investigation showed that the ball was found in the presence of Tom.
As a result, Tom was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. In September of that year, he was given relief when a federal judge dismissed the charges, saying the suspension had no legal basis.
Despite the hard times, Tom secured his team a place in the 2016 Super Bowl, and before the league game, Tom told reporters that he wanted to win the championship for some emotional reasons due to his mother’s illness. Brady finally kept his word and led the Patriots to a 34–28 win over the Atlanta Falcons, making him the first quarterback in long NFL history to receive five Super Bowl rings.
In addition to becoming a football champion, Tom also gained many female fans due to his good looks. People magazine named him one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2002. In 2005, he also wore an anchor hat on Saturday Night Live.
His Personal Life:
He had a very long relationship with Bridget Moynahan, but they broke up in 2006. After their separation, Bridget bore Tom, a son. Brady married model Gisele Bundchen in 2009, in December of the same year, they had a son, and in 2012 Tom became the happy father of a girl. Tom Brady is a great friend of US President Donald Trump and has stated that they have been friends for over 16 years.
Tom supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and stood by Donald’s side when he was at the centre of criticism.
Tom Brady is a health fanatic and claims that most of his diet consists of fresh fruits and vegetables. Tom has some weird nicknames for his teammates.