FROM THE BENCH by Alejandro Morales Troncoso (Diario de México)
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. was born in San Mateo, California, United States, August 3, 1977, better known as Tom Brady, is a professional player in the position of quarterback and his current team are the New England Patriots of the NFL National Football League. After having participated as a college player in Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots as the 199 overall pick (6th round) of the 2000 NFL draft.
His excellent performance as a player in the regular season and postseason (three NFL MVP Awards:2007, 2010,2017 and four Super Bowl MVP Awards), have been recognized by different media as one of the best quarterbacks of all time. He has participated in eight Super Bowls, winning five of them (editions XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX and LI), has had four recognitions as MVP in the XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX and LI editions, and has been invited nine times to the Pro Bowl. Brady was awarded Athlete of the Year in 2005. He also helped set the record for the longest consecutive streak in NFL history, with twenty-one wins in two seasons. He is also the player with the most postseason victories in league history, with 21 games won and, in turn, the quarterback with the most yards obtained in postseason games.
In 2007, he became the first quarterback to lead his team to a win record (16-0) in the regular season. He was again honored as athlete of the year, was also recognized with the NFL MVP award, and as a male athlete of the year the first time he received that honor, and it was also the first time an NFL player received that honor distinction since Joe Montana won it in 1990 (another football star to which Brady has been compared).
In September 2010, just before the season began, the Patriots announced the signing of a new contract with Brady that made him the highest paid player in the entire NFL, on February 5, 2017, in the Super Bowl LI, the Patriots commanded by Tom Brady turned a game almost lost against the Atlanta Falcons, where they fell 3-28 in the third quarter, tying 28-28 with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter. In overtime, the first in the history of a Super Bowl, the Patriots scored a touchdown, in the first drive and they won with a 34-28 victory. This comeback, the biggest of the league’s finals in history, meant Brady his fifth championship ring and his fourth MVP in the defining match.
On November 25, 2018 Brady added 79,416 passing yards beating Peyton Manning (79,279 yards). After connecting 20 of his 31 pass attempts against the NY Jets, for a total of 283 yards in a win that assured the Patriots their 18th straight season with a record of .500 or better. In addition, with that milestone they are ranked second in the history of the NFL, just below the Dallas Cowboys, who had 21 consecutive seasons of .500 or more from 1965 to 1985.
Notably, he also reached 3,000 passing yards for the 16th straight season, matching Peyton Manning’s record as the second highest in NFL history, just behind Brett Favre’s 18 seasons.
Tom Brady will play this Sunday, February 3, in the LIII edition of Super Bowl, which for Brady will be the ninth. Brady, will guide the Patriots confident they will do everything possible to beat the Los Angeles Rams and take once again the precious Vince Lombardi trophy, remember that if the Patriots win the Super Bowl would tie the Pittsburgh Steelers record with 6 Super Bowls won in their history of the most winning teams in the NFL, we are sure that on Sunday we will have an excellent show …See you soon for now.