Tom Brady Wins His Seventh Super Bowl Ring To Confirm Status As G.O.A.T
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Tom Brady became the first player in NFL history to win a seventh Super Bowl ring, as Tampa Bay Buccaneers thrashed Kansas City Chiefs.
Ahead of Super Bowl LV on Sunday night, the match was being named 'the G.O.A.T vs the Kid,' as Brady, already considered the best ever to play the sport, came up against defending champion and the man considered favourite to take the mantle off Brady, Patrick Mahomes.
The 43-year-old proved that age is nothing but a number and that his experience was more a help than his advancing years were a hindrance.
Brady found Rob Gronkowski in the first quarter, the first time he'd ever thrown for a TD in the first quarter of a Super Bowl in 10 attempts, to give Tampa Bay an early lead.
It was one of four touchdowns that the former New England Patriots' QB threw, whilst Mahomes was completely shut out by the Bucs defence.
The Californian's seventh win means he is now two clear of the next most successful NFL player, with Charles Haley having won five rings.
HOW ABOUT THAT?! #SBLV@TomBrady ' @Buccaneers pic.twitter.com/dmIlM7jWxc- NFL (@NFL) February 8, 2021
However it's not just other players that Brady is now ahead of, the quarterback has won more rings than any franchise in the history of the sport.
All six of the Patriots wins came with Brady in the team, starting at Super Bowl XXXVI, and they are the most successful side in Super Bowl history.
This seventh ring, with a new franchise, means that the Patriots former star man is now more successful than them, and former coach Bill Belichick.
He's appeared in 10 Super Bowls in total, another record, and won more than 50% of them, and won a fifth Super Bowl MVP in Tampa on Sunday, stretching another record he already held.
THEY DID IT AGAIN. BRADY TO GRONK. LEGENDARY. #GoBucs- NFL (@NFL) February 8, 2021
:tv:: #SBLV on CBS
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Incredibly the legendary QB wasn't picked until the sixth round of the draft, after coming out of college in 1999, and was the 199th overall pick.
Even amongst the quarterbacks he was the seventh man to be picked and everyone else must be kicking themselves for not going for him.
After winning his sixth Super Bowl in 2019 there was a lot of talk about him retiring from the sport but the move from the Patriots to the Buccaneers seems to have extended his career.
Winning at 43-years-old means he has mirrored another of sports all time greats in Tiger Woods, who won the 2019 Masters at the same age.
And as far as GOATs from other sports are concerned, LeBron James, considered by many as the greatest the NBA has ever seen, recognised the brilliance of Brady.
Brady 7 piece nugget!!! :ring::ring::ring::ring::ring::ring::ring: @TomBrady #WashedGoat- LeBron James (@KingJames) February 8, 2021
IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW!! GOAT TALK- LeBron James (@KingJames) February 8, 2021
At 43-years-old and with seven rings already to his name you wonder how long Brady might go on, but then you wouldn't bet against him making it at least eight either.
Tom Brady truly is the Greatest of All Time!
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