NFL Seventh Super Bowl victory puts him in the debate
By winning his seventh NFL championship ring, Tom Brady confirmed his place as the best player in the history of the sport.
The title won with in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes him a living legend in a competition that he has won more than anyone else.
We are not only talking about players as Brady has won his seventh Vince Lombardi trophy, more than any NFL franchise, even beating the six won by the Patriots with him at the heart of many of their titles.
What’s most impressive is that he’s achieved it at the age of 43, an age at which most of the players who made history before him were already in the Hall of Fame, enjoying a well-deserved retirement, while that still seems far away for Brady.
The Californian is the first NFL player to win the ring at the age of 40 and joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Enos Slaughter and Jack Quinn in winning the title at that age in the Major Leagues.
He is also the first player to win three Super Bowls in three different decades, another recognition of his longevity.
Brady didn’t just win against the Chiefs, he did it as MVP of the game, surpassing LeBron James as the only other elite American sportsman for MVP in major finals.
With this ring, he’s further cemented his spot as the greatest of all time.
The Buccaneers quarterback is not just one of the greatest in NFL history, but he’s in the debate among the very best in any sport.
Such a list puts Brady alongside Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, Roger Federer or Usain Bolt, incredible competitors and even better winners.