Tom Brady is celebrated as one of the best quarterbacks of all time, if not the best. He continues to play in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though he rose to fame as QB for the New England Patriots. One of the most famous American athletes in the world, Tom Brady is a national celebrity on par with the likes of Tim Tebow or LeBron James.
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. was born in San Mateo, California in 1977. He was raised Catholic, the only boy of four siblings. Growing up, Brady often attended football games to see quarterback Joe Montana play for the San Francisco 49ers. He considers these trips very important as it helped develop his own interest in sports, particularly in the quarterback position of football.
In high school, Brady played football, basketball, and baseball. He began his football career on the JV team, where he was a backup quarterback. However, by his senior year of high school, Brady was the star of the varsity team and busy creating highlight tapes of his own play to hopefully attract college recruiters who could offer him an athletic scholarship.
While football recruiting in the late 1990s was much different than it is today, Brady was also being looked at for a promising career in baseball. In fact, he was drafted in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB draft. However, Brady instead attended the University of Michigan where he would go on to play football.
From 1995 until 1999, Brady played for the University of Michigan. His first two years were spent, one again, as a backup quarterback. Unfortunately, Brady had to fight to see playing time, and even hired a sports psychologist who would help him sort through the stresses and pressures that come along with elite sports training and competing.
By his final two seasons with the Wolverines, Brady was leading as a quarterback. He served as team captain in his final year at the university. Overall, in the two seasons that Brady led at U Michigan, he boasted a 20-5 win-loss record, which helped him reach third in Michigan in terms of quarterback stats like completion percentage, touchdown passes, and passing attempts.
However, Brady is most renowned for his performance with the New England Patriots. Arguably the greatest quarterback to have played the sport, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl championship wins, won the Super Bowl MVP award four times, and the NFL MVP award fourteen times. However, like pundits know, it’s often a quarterback’s decisions that influence NFL betting odds, and Brady often kept the Patriots on top through his QB play alone: he won the NFL passing touchdowns leader four times, the NFL passing yards leader three times, and the NFL passer rating leader twice.
Brady has also won three NFL MVP awards, fourteen Pro Bowls, three first-time All-Pro awards, two second-team All-Pro awards, two NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards, one NFL Comeback Player of the Year award, four NFL passing touchdown leader awards, three NFL passing yards leader awards, two NFL passer rating leader awards, one NFL completion percentage leader award—and the list goes on.
Tom Brady is a practising Catholic. He married Brazilian model and activist Gisele Bündchen in February of 2009. Brady has one son from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan as well as two with Bündchen.
Brady is also a close personal friend of President Donald Trump, though he and his wife have both said that this is a friendship rather than a political relationship, and that it does not necessarily indicate the couple’s political beliefs.
Brady is a huge proponent of transcendental meditation as well as maintaining a very strict diet that emphasise drinking at least 1/32 of his body weight in water per day. Brady also avoids most foods that contain, mushrooms, tomatoes peppers, eggplants, coffee, white sugar, white flour, gluten, dairy, soda, cereal, white rice, and potatoes. Many other NFL quarterbacks and athletes follow a ‘Brady diet’, which is aimed to help improve mental health and sharpness as well as promote physical wellness.
Tom Brady’s net worth is estimated at $180 million. Interestingly enough, Gisele Bündchen’s net worth is estimated around $360 million. Put together, this power couple has a total net worth of $540 million.