Tom Brady is an American professional football player who was born August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California. At his current age of 45, Brady earns about $30 million a year and has a net worth of $250 million. Tom has earned more money in the past, but he continues to play extremely well.
He has an esteemed career with the NFL, in which he has performed phenomenally, enabling him to gain great recognition. Here is an overview of Tom Brady and his impressive career that has earned him his current net worth.
Tom Brady's Early Years
Tom Brady became a fan of football at a very early age, and he was a huge fan of Joe Montana. In fact, at the ripe age of four, he attended the game in which Montana played, and got to watch his idol, Joe Montana, make history in his career at the time. Montana threw a game-winning ball to a team member, which resulted in a touchdown.
A few years later, Tom attended a football camp, which increased his interest and love of football even more. He learned a great deal at the camp that helped to shape who he is and how he plays football today, several decades later.
Brady Starts Playing High School Football
Brady played varsity football in high school, and as graduation neared, he began recording himself making extraordinary plays. He then sent these recordings to many different colleges that he was interested in, with the hopes of being noticed. He ended up being noticed by a University of Michigan coach, and he played college football for that university for four years, as a quarterback.
This is when Tom Brady's performance went from mediocre to marvelous. Brady helped the University of Michigan to make many achievements. He did this by making a number of completions. He also assisted this university in getting several wins that might not have occurred if it hadn't been for his extraordinary skills.
Tom Brady's Professional Career
When Brady entered the NFL draft, he expected to get drafted immediately. However, he wasn't yet the highly regarded player that he is today, so it took a total of six rounds of the draft before Brady was drafted. As a result, he was quite humiliated, because Brady felt this meant that he was a lowly regarded player.
Brady's New Career With the New England Patriots
The team that drafted him was the New England Patriots, and within the first year of his professional career, Brady began proving that he was more talented as a professional quarterback than he'd been given credit for. Due to Brady's phenomenal abilities and numerous completions, he assisted the New England Patriots with winning the superbowl in 2001.
Tom Brady's exceptional playing didn't stop at the 2001 superbowl. In 2003 and 2004, Brady and his team enjoyed back-to-back superbowl wins. It was his goal to become a highly regarded NFL player, and Brady definitely achieved this goal.
Brady's Major Professional Accomplishments
In 2007, Tom Brady became the MVP (most valuable player) and was finally receiving the recognition he wanted to receive. In 2008, Brady sustained a serious injury and did not return to the NFL to participate until 2009. After returning to the NFL in 2009, once his two major ligaments had healed from surgery, Brady played in a game against the Tennessee Titans that was record-breaking.
The game was played in the middle of a blizzard, but the inclement weather didn't stop Brady from exceeding everyone's expectations with his impressive performance. He was noted for making the most touchdowns during a single quarter, and he made six touchdowns total, and five of them were made during the second quarter.
Another Profound Accomplishment
2010 was another great year for Brady, as he was recognized for the second time as MVP. During that season, Brady was also the highest paid player in the NFL, earning a huge salary that other players only dreamed of. In September of 2010, Brady signed a four-year contract extension that promised him $72 million. Additionally, he was guaranteed an extension of $48.5 million.
During the same year, Brady was also recognized for his contribution in achieving 26 back-to-back home wins, which was record-breaking for both him and his team. In addition, Tom Brady won the "perfect passer" award during a game against the Detroit Lions, and he also won the Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award for his excellent performance.
Winning More Superbowls
In 2012, Tom Brady became the first NFL player to lead his team to a whopping ten division titles. Despite this fact, the New England Patriots failed to win the superbowl that year, although they did play in it. 2015, however, was a different year, and Tom Brady was determined to help his team win the superbowl.
Tom Brady and his team members beat the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24. During the game, Brady completed a total of four touchdowns, two interceptions, and 37-of-50 passes for 328 yards, which was absolutely spectacular.
Tom Brady assisted the New England Patriots with winning another superbowl in early 2017, which was Brady's fifth superbowl win. The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the superbowl, with a final score of 34-28. This was a major comeback, because in the beginning, it didn't appear as if Tom Brady and the Patriots would win the game.
The 2016-2017 was also a good season for Brady for another reason. After an exceptionally good performance during an October 9, 2016 game, Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
The End of His Career With New England
Tom Brady's sixth superbowl win was during the 2018 - 2019 season, when the Patriots won with a final score of 13-3 against the Los Angeles Rams, Brady became the oldest NFL player to win a superbowl. Despite the fact that Brady's team won the superbowl, Brady didn't make his usual impressive plays, although he did play well. At the end of the season, a month or two following the superbowl, Tom Brady announced that he was not going to re-sign with the New England Patriots.
Leaving the New England Patriots
In 2020, Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but switching teams didn't interfere with his excellent skills. As a result of his phenomenal playing, Brady enabled the Buccaneers to win the superbowl, making it Brady's seventh superbowl win.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won against the Kansas City Chiefs, with a final score of 31 - 9. As a result of winning the game, Brady was named MVP. He was also recognized for becoming the oldest NFL player to start, play, win, and receive the MVP award. Brady was ranked seventh by his fellow team players in the NFL Top 100 Players after this win, as well.
Tom Brady's Family Issues
Tom Brady announced his retirement at the end of the 2021 NFL season, although rumors say that his soon-to-be ex-wife pressured him into making this announcement. According to valid sources, Brady's wife, Gisele Bündchen, made regular complaints that accused Brady of failing to adhere to an acceptable work-life balance schedule. She accused him of spending more time with the NFL than with his family.
This led to Tom Brady announcing that he was retiring, but he quickly realized that he wasn't quite ready, no matter what. He then announced that he wasn't retiring after all shortly afterwards. As a result, Gisele filed for divorce, after feeling as if her husband chose his career over their family.
The Future of Tom Brady
Tom Brady has actually pulled the trigger on retirement. This time it looks like it's for keeps. Most recently he's had dating rumors with Kim Kardashian (which were not true) and he's agreed to take a partial ownership stake in The Las Vegas Raiders. Turns out Brady's football career isn't over just yet.
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