Like him or not, we have to come to the same conclusion: Tom Brady is the best NFL quarterback and one of the coolest human beings of all-time. Since his start in 2001, Brady climbed his way up from benchwarmer to Pro Bowler, puts up Hall of Fame numbers season after season, starred in an Entourage episode, and is married to the hottest woman on the planet.
Throw shade all you want, because it will only make him look better. The media tried to pin #Deflategate on him, and all it did was make him a trending topic and get him in front of TV screens for two straight weeks. His popularity has transcended sports (just check out his IMDb page).
Now he’s taken the New England Patriots to Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks and their famous “Legion of Boom” defense. Many expected the Pats to lose to the reigning champs, but they pulled out one of the most dramatic wins in Super Bowl history. His four touchdown performance isn’t the only reason why he’s the best. Here’s the rest:
1. This isn’t his first Super Bowl
Brady is no stranger to the Super Bowl. He actually holds the record for most postseason wins for a QB. Throughout his 15 season career, he’s earned six trips to the big game, and came out victorious four of those times — that’s three more than Peyton Manning, ouch. He was also named Super Bowl MVP in three of his four wins.
2. Awards on awards on awards
Tom’s trophy room is probably as big as your entire apartment and has Drake “Trophies” playing whenever someone enters (I would know). His impressive collection includes four Super Bowl trophies, three Super Bowl MVP awards, six AFC Championship titles, two NFL MVP awards, 10 Pro Bowl awards, two NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards, and plenty more. That’s a lot of gold.
3. He has the most famous fans
Brady fandom runs rampant in Hollywood. New England natives Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Evans, John Krasinski, are a few of the A-listers who worship No. 12. They even made a skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live! defending “the greatest man in all of humanity” after Deflategate, going to bat for his piercing baby blue eyes AND superb arm at the same time. There is nothing more to say here.
When the Patriots lose, Brady is sad… until he gets home, and is embraced by Brazilian goddess Gisele Bündchen. When you have the hottest chick in the game wearing your jersey it’s kind of hard to not feel like a boss.
See what you missed at Brady’s #Deflategate press conference.
5. He’s a great golfer
We all know he’s a beast QB, but did you know that Tom has a mean swing on a Par 9? If you thought his golf playing on the Entourage episode “Fore” was all acting, you’re mistaken. Brady is actually passionate about the sport and can be found playing a few holes with Manning and Pats coach Bill Belichick at Pebble Beach during the offseason. Could this be his retirement plan? Can you imagine him teeing off with Tiger Woods? We’d like to hope so.
6. He’s a pop culture icon
The name Tom Brady exceeds professional footballl. From SNL skits to starring in the highly anticipated Ted 2, Brady is a national brand. Now with a fourth Super Bowl win under his belt, sky’s the limit.
7. He’ll probably do it again next year
The Patriots had one of the best teams this season, and due to their massive roster of young stars, their squad will pretty much stay intact next year. Brady will still have his arsenal of weapons to choose from, including Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola, and Rob “the Gronk” Gronkowski. Two-peat?
8. He makes Uggs look cool
Brady is the spokesmen for UGG for Men. Never forget that.
[Photo Credit: Getty Images]