Con the achieving his seventh ring champion of the NFL, Tom brady corroborated its hegemony as the best player in the history of this sport. The title won with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes him a living legend of a championship that has won more than anyone. And we are not just talking about players. Brady has raised his seventh Vince Lombardi, more than any NFL franchise by surpassing the six the Patriots won with him on the field.
And all at 43 years old. An age when most players who made history before him were already in the Hall of Fame, enjoying a well deserved retirement, a word that seems out of Brady’s dictionary. The Californian player is the first NFL player to win the ring in his 40s and he joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Enos Slaughter and Jack Quinn in winning the title at that age in the major leagues. It is also the first player to win three Super Bowls in three different decades which gives a taste of its longevity.
It has also done it being key in the triumph as Match MVP. If we compare it to other sports (NFL / NBA / MLB / NHL), Brady has broken the MVP tie in finals he had with LeBron James And now only Jordan surpasses him.
With this ring Brady has earned, if he was not already, a place not only in the NFL but in the history of the sport as one of the greatest of all time. The Buccaneers quarterback, who has already threatened to fight for the title again next season, has put his name in a debate as impossible as it is passionate when it comes to analyzing who can be the best athlete in history.
A list in which Brady, if not the best, is one of the greatest dominators of his discipline, such as Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, Roger Federer or Usain Bolt in his day. Competitors who left little crumbs for their rivals and who now embrace Brady as one of their select group of insatiable winners.