By Justin Flory ’17
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots just recently won their 5th Super Bowl, further cementing Tom Brady’s legacy as the greatest quarterback to ever play the sport. For most, this Super Bowl ends the argument of who the best ever is. Brady is high up on all regular season lists, but does not lead many of them. But his postseason resume is better than anyone else’s. Brady leads virtually all postseason categories for quarterbacks.
Here is Brady’s career by the numbers:
199 – Brady was the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft out of Michigan.
50 – Brady threw 50 passing touchdowns during the 2007 season – The most of his career in a single season and the second most in a single season of all time.
456 – Brady has a total of 456 career passing touchdowns, 4th on the all time list.
61,582 – Brady has thrown for a total of 61,582, 4th on the all time list.
5 – Brady has won 5 Super Bowls, the most for a quarterback of all time.
7 – The number of Super Bowl appearances for Brady, the most of all time.
4 – Brady has 4 Super Bowl MVP awards, the most of any player of all time.
25 – Brady has 25 career playoff wins, the most of all time. The second best player, Joe Montana, has just 16.
9,094 – Brady has 9,094 passing yards in the playoffs, the most of all time. The second best player, Peyton Manning, has just 7,339.
63 – Brady has 63 career playoff touchdown passes, the most of all time. The second best player, Joe Montana, has just 45.
208 – Brady has 208 career wins including both playoffs and regular season wins, the most of all time.
2 – Brady has won 2 NFL MVP awards.
12 – Brady has made 12 Pro Bowls.
40 – Brady will turn 40 before the start of next season, with no signs of him slowing down.
These are just a few stats of Brady’s career that make him great. His regular season success, mixed with his postseason dominance is what makes Brady the greatest of all time. The scary part for the NFL though – Brady is still playing at a high level and has a chance to add to all of these stats next season and into the future.