Super Bowl LV marked Tom Brady's tenth appearance and seventh win in an NFL season finale. Here are some highlights of the quarterback's remarkable career.
After winning his seventh Super Bowl title with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady's career has generated plenty of headlines, and so has the path that took him to this year's championship game.
It was his first time not taking the reins for the New England Patriots, the team he drove to their first Super Bowl win in 2001. Here are some of Brady's Super Bowl moments.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen attends the 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala at Private Residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images
SUPER BOWL XXXVI
Brady won his first Super Bowl on his second season in the NFL. He replaced Drew Bledsoe in the second game and led the Patriots to their first AFC East triumph since 1997.
After beating the storied Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, they faced off against the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl.
Brady led the team to victory despite their underdog status and became the NFL MVP and the youngest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl. He quickly became a franchise favorite.
SUPER BOWL XXXVIII
Brady led the Pats to a record of 12 consecutive wins and a 14–2 record to win the AFC East. In the playoffs, they won a first-round bye and then took on the Titans and Colts.
The championship game that followed was considered one of the greatest ones in NFL history, and Brady set a record for most QB completions on his way to the MVP award again.
Super Bowl LV was the most significant test for Brady.
SUPER BOWL XXXIX
By the end of the 2004 Pats season, the Brady dynasty had already begun with another 14-2 season, another AFC East championship, and Brady's second consecutive selection to the Pro Bowl.
This led them to face Manning and the Colts once more and the newly promoted Pittsburgh Steelers, who would be one of their most crucial AFC opponents.
Eventually, they won a close game against Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles and became, thus far at least, the only team to win consecutive Super Bowls back-to-back.
SUPER BOWL XLVI
A rematch between Brady and Manning at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis occurred four years after their Super Bowl loss. The Pats were 13-3 at the start of the season.
Brady's kryptonite would be revealed once again against New York, and the Pats' hopes would ultimately be snatched away by the tight end's final pass of the game.
SUPER BOWL LV
Super Bowl LV was the most significant test for Brady as he faced off against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, who may be the future of the NFL as the successor to his run with the Pats.
Mahomes, the reigning MVP of the Super Bowl, has beaten his own records, and he is undoubtedly on his way to Brady's records as well. In the Super Bowl match-up, though, it wasn't enough.
After Brady threw two early touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski, his former Pats teammate, the Bucs never looked back, leaning on their defense and defeat them by a significant margin.
Brady has won his fifth Super Bowl MVP award after winning his seventh Super Bowl. He is the only player who won Super Bowl MVP awards more than three times.
At his post-game press conference, Brady said that it had been an outstanding year, and he was proud of all the players, all the coaches, and all their efforts.