New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady already has a big number of achievements in his NFL career. He is one of only two players to win five Super Bowls and the only player to win them all playing for one team.
Brady has also 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 13 Pro Bowls, and has led his team to more division titles (15) than any other quarterback in NFL history.
As the Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts its 56th class, Brady has a very good chance to be enshrined in Canton.
Aside from Brady, here are the other players who are locks for first-ballot Hall of Famers:
Drew Brees, Chargers, Saints: The Super Bowl XLIV MVP needs 1,496 yards to become the NFL’s all-time passing yardage leader.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers: He has two league MVP awards and a Super Bowl MVP honor to his name. He is also the NFL’s all-time leader in passer rating by a healthy margin.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers: He is in the top 10 all-time lists for career completions, passing yards and touchdowns.
Eli Manning, Giants: He has a very good chance to join his brother Peyton in the Hall. Eli — the MVP in the Giants’ two Super Bowl wins — is expected to find himself among some elite company on the all-time career passing lists by the time his career is complete, despite his overall uneven resume.
Beside quarterbacks, there is one receiver who made it to this list – Larry Fitzgerald. Cardinals’ player ranks third in career receptions and receiving yards but could move up to No. 2 in both categories by the end of 2018.
What more is there to say about Tom Brady?
Assuming he keeps up his level of production for a few more years, he’ll improve his all-time rankings, probably win a couple more Super Bowls, maybe snag another MVP or two, and then he’ll go out as the undisputed greatest quarterback in the history of the planet.