Undeniably, Tom Brady is one of the most iconic players in the sport’s history. Some people love him while others despise him, but either way, he’s still the GOAT. He brought his team more Vince Lombardi trophies than any of them. Unfortunately, only a few individuals knew his roller-coaster ride before becoming an icon.
The Brady Brood
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. was brought to the world in 1977 by the loving couple–Tom and Galynn Brady. Little did they know that Tom Brady will be the most recognized name after several decades. Little Tom grew up in San Mateo, California. He was the youngest of the four very athletic children.
His Early Years
Brady joined several sports and not just football when he attended Junipero Serra High School. He played basketball and baseball too, at some point. But he realized he was a natural in playing football.
Back in the day, he was a standout player on his baseball team. People thought he could have had a future if he went for it. Brady’s quarterback skills transcended further and helped him excel as a catcher. He was a left-handed batter, which closed the deal for most baseball scouts and considered him to be a sought-after player in the making.
In 1996, Brady chose football and played at the University of Michigan despite a very promising stint in baseball. Tom didn’t have much playing time during the first few years, someone more experienced held the Wolverines’ quarterback position. Hence, he went through the proverbial riding the pine stage.
As the years passed, Brady worked hard and was already gaining a spotlight to himself. There were hiccups along the way, but he incredibly helped his team achieve victories.
As he entered the pros, Brady spent so much time on the sidelines before having the opportunity to showcase his talent. If not for Bledsoe’s injury, Tom would still have left to warm the bench. Finally, when it’s his time to shine, Brady didn’t look back and went straight to the top. He made sure to make a name of himself as NFL’s most promising quarterback by bringing his team to the championship. Surprisingly just in a year, Brady transformed from the sub to the Super Bowl’s MVP.
The Pats became the crowd’s favorite, as Tom started to be a household name. His team continued to bring home several Vince Lombardi trophies through the years. Due to Tom’s presence on the big stage, his personal life and other pursuits were on a microscope. Brady got involved with famous models and actresses. But he ended up with the Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bundchen. Together they’ve created the latest version of the Brady Bunch.
Tom Brady did have some ups and downs throughout his career, but this won’t be possible with his coach Bill Belichick’s help. Their relationship was one of the key ingredients in their team’s success. Even if he had to switch teams at some point, it’s no question that Brady belongs to a level of greatness that only legends can do.