Tom Brady is set to make history again at Super Bowl LV, but before that, we look at his most impactful games during his lengthy career.
The former Michigan QB, who was drafted 199th in 2000, has played in so many big games, but how has he fared?
We look at the five biggest games of Brady’s career and dive deeper into how he performed.
2002 vs St. Louis Rams
The first of Brady’s nine Super Bowl appearances came in 2002 when he faced “The Greatest Show on Turf.”
A young player from Michigan wasn’t meant to beat the St. Louis Rams, who were tipped as one of the best teams in modern history. However, we weren’t supposed to realize just how good Brady would become.
The Patriots scored a 20-17 win over the Rams, and although Brady didn’t play off the charts, he had one touchdown and a rating of 86.2.
It started what soon became a legacy for Brady and the Patriots.
2004 vs Carolina Panthers
The 26-year-old became the youngest quarterback to win two Super Bowls when the Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.
Unlike 2002, Brady had a huge impact on the win. He threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns, which solidified his place at the helm of the Patriots.
His 100.5 rating ranks the win as one of Brady’s finest in his long career. A 1-yard toss play was the most significant play of the game, and it showed the clutch nature of Brady.
2015 vs Seattle Seahawks
In one of the wildest Super Bowls in recent history, Brady and the Patriots scored an unlikely win over the Seattle Seahawks.
The Patriots were favored to win with the online sportsbook, but it looked as though Seattle had the game in the bag. In terms of Tom Brady, he has had better Super Bowl performances, but his sheer work rate has to be commended.
Brady threw 50 passes, completing 37 and scoring four touchdowns. He had a rating of 101.1, and Brady’s ability to throw touchdown passes to Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman in the second half was outstanding. The game was ultimately decided when Malcolm Butler picked off a Russell Wilson pass at the goal line.
It was a big win for Brady, who had been beaten by the Giants in his two previous Super Bowl attempts.
2005 vs Philadelphia Eagles
Even though it’s not considered as one of Brady’s finest games, we have to disagree.
TB12 was 23/33, which included two touchdowns and no interceptions. It was an economical Super Bowl win for Brady, and it stretched his Super Bowl record to 3-0.
His rating of 110.2 shows how good the performance was, and although it doesn’t make the headlines, it was one of Brady’s toughest.
2017 vs Atlanta Falcons
One of the most infamous Super Bowls of all time, Brady led the Patriots to a mammoth comeback over the Atlanta Falcons.
Trailing by 28-3 midway through the third quarter, Vrady came alive and led his team to 25 straight points. It was an incredible feat, and Brady was subsequently named Super Bowl MVP.
He threw an incredible 62 passes, completing 43 and scoring two touchdowns. His statistics don’t quite do him justice, but most Tom Brady fans will recount this game as his finest.