The Patriots missed out on going to back to back Super Bowls, but what does that mean for Tom Brady's legacy? On my radio show this week (Football Extra Points) I talked about Tom Brandy and what his legacy was in New England.
Tom Brady came into the NFL with no expectations. He wasn't even the full time starter at Michigan. It did not take him long to get on the field and lead the Patriots to a Super Bowl victory.
We live in "now" society where Twitter and Facebook are 24/7 along with ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, ESPN360 and all the other media outlets that pump us full of highlights of what happened today in sports.
Tom Brady has three Super Bowl rings. How many does Dan Marino have? Zero. John Elway has two rings and he got those at the end of his career after getting embarrassed in his previous three Super Bowls. The difference between John Elway and Tom Brady? Elway won his Super Bowls at the end of his career, Brady won his at the start of his career.
It's easy to forget the Broncos getting blown out of Super Bowls when the last thing you remember is Elway holding the Lombardi Trophy and announcing his retirement.
Let's not forget that Brady won three Super Bowls in 4 years. He also lead a team to 16-0 and played in a total of 5 Super Bowls and 7 AFC Championships.
I'm actually not a Patriots fan or really a Brady fan but when I heard the talk this week about his legacy and if he's a great quarterback I was surprised.
Tom Brady has a few more elite years left in him but, let's not discount his achievements because they happened at the beginning of his career and not the end.
Brady is in the discussion for top 3 QB of all time, we're watching history every time he plays.
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