Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is 41. Although many think he’d retire this year, it seems like the New England Patriots quarterback has better plans for his future.
What’s better than celebrating your birthday with a 1,200-pound cake and a practice session with your team? Tom Brady was part of the Patriots family for 18 years, and that’s exactly how you build a Hall of Fame career.
But, how much do you actually know about the best quarterback of all times? Let’s be honest, Brady is a lot more than just a football star.
The Patriots quarterback has won more Super Bowls than a total of 16 NFL teams together. Can you believe that? The Bengals, Bills, Browns, Cardinals, Chargers, Falcons, Jaguars, Panthers, Lions, Texans, Titans and Vikings have never won a Super Bowl. The Seahawks, Rams, Eagles, Chiefs, Bears, Bucs, Jets and Saints have won just one Super Bowl. Take that, haters.
It may be hard for you to believe it, but Brady doesn’t like being called the GOAT. “I don’t like it[being called the greatest of all time]. I don’t like when people say it. I don’t like it at all. I don’t feel that way. I’m not attached to that feeling. I don’t care whether people think [I’m the greatest] or not. I want to be the best I can be. When I go out there, it’s not to compare myself to this guy or that guy. I still feel like there’s more to be accomplished. I still feel like I can be better,” Brady said.
You’re probably guessing, but yes, the quarterback goes to bed at 8:30 p.m. and wakes up at 5:30 a.m. When was the last time you did that?
Tom Brady also witnessed “The Catch.” He was at Candlestick Park to watch the 1981 NFC Championship, and was 4 at the time. He saw Joe Montana connect with Dwight Clark. How awesome is that?
Brady punted three times during his career. He passes a lot, runs a little and catches sometimes. But he has three career punts – in 2003, in 2012, and 2013.