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Tom Brady continues to defy logic.
At 43 years of age, he just won his record seventh Super Bowl as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dethroned the Kansas City Chiefs in a 31-9 mauling.
On the big night, he threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns and was named the game's MVP for a fifth time in his career.
What Brady did during the game itself was greatness personified, but it was his presence from the second he walked through the Buccaneers' front door which truly galvanised a championship-hungry team that hadn't reached a Super Bowl since 2003.
Without being too cliche, the writing was on the wall from the second he signed.
Tom Brady is not just the greatest NFL player of all time... he is the greatest sportsman of all time IMO.
His record comparable to his peers is absolutely obscene. #Brady #SBLV #SuperBowlLV #TBvsKC
- Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) February 8, 2021
Brady's resume speaks for itself, but for him to deliver the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy to the city of Tampa Bay in his first season with the team undoubtedly puts him an elite category of athletes that not many come remotely close to entering.
Even NBA icon and six-time champion Michael Jordan would have a run for his money after Brady's latest achievement - and that's saying something.
There's a good reason why Brady is already known by NFL fans as "The GOAT", and in Super Bowl 55 he proved that nickname correct.
Unsurprisingly, social media went into complete and utter meltdown after Brady and the Buc's victory with many quick to label him as "the greatest".
And no, they don't just mean he's the greatest football player of all-time but also the greatest sportsman too.
Check out some of the best reactions from other celebrities and sports stars below...
My 9 year old once actually asked if the Super Bowl was always the @Patriots against random team.
Now he knows it's actually whatever team @TomBrady is playing for vs some random team.
- Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH (@ashishkjha) February 8, 2021
I've always said the Patriots dynasty was 50% Belichick & 50% Brady.
I was wrong. It was more Brady.
- Jared Haibon (@haibon_jared) February 8, 2021
Tom Brady has won more Super Bowls  by himself than any NFL team in HISTORY, including the #Patriots where he spent 20 years.
- Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 8, 2021
Nah if u didn't know... Now u know!!!!!! @TomBrady REALLY IS HIMMMMMM!!!!!!!
- Saquon Barkley (@saquon) February 8, 2021
When we look back in history at sthe greatest athletes in history everyone will always mention Thomas Edward Patrick Brady jr. The man is ageless, a true winner. How bout the Louisianan Leonard Fournette coming to play. 7 titles I can't believe they made it look this easy
- Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 8, 2021
Unbelievable @TomBrady :trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy:
- Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) February 8, 2021
DO PEOPLE REALIZE HOW IMPOSSIBLE IT WAS FOR TOM BRADY TO TAKE A 7-9 TEAM WITH NO PRESEASON GAMES THROUGH WASHINGTON'S NO. 2 D, THROUGH DREW BREES AND AARON RODGERS TO A SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP IN HIS FIRST YEAR AWAY FROM NEW ENGLAND AT AGE 43?
- Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 8, 2021
IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW!! GOAT TALK
- LeBron James (@KingJames) February 8, 2021
Gronk & Brady have the best friendship ever pic.twitter.com/paIDyS0qIs
- Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 8, 2021
Tom Brady now has more Super Bowl wins than all 32 NFL franchises.
- NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 8, 2021
Tom Brady's the :goat: now no debate, no questions.
- FaZe Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) February 8, 2021
Tom Brady was the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL draft. Which tells me that occasionally, if not often, people assessing your future potential based on past performance don't know shIt about anything.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 7, 2021
Congrats... AGAIN to @TomBrady. The greatest of all time without a doubt. Unquestioned!!
- Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) February 8, 2021
When Tom Brady became a free agent last March, a mere two teams aggressively pursued him: the Chargers and Buccaneers. Others made calls, but seemingly no real push.
How did Brady not draw the same level of interest across the league that Deshaun Watson has now?
- Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 8, 2021
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