This week, our BadaSSitude Pro Football Player of week 16 is Tom Brady, #12, Quarterback for the New England Patriots. Tom Brady has proven over and over again, that he is a BadaSS. He has been relentlessly excellent game in, game out. He exhibits a desire to excel and win unlike any other football player we have seen this season. The 33 year old grew up in San Mateo, CA where he attended Junípero Serra High School from where, interestingly, he was drafted as a catcher by the Montreal Expos in 1995.
Tom however elected to go to college instead and play football at the University of Michigan, where he was mostly a backup for his first couple of years there. Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round with the 199th pick, of the 2000 NFL draft primarily to back up Drew Bledsoe. The following year, in 2001, Bledsoe got injured and Brady stepped in for him as the starting quarterback. That year, Brady went on to lead the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl, which they won and in which he earned his first Super Bowl MVP award.
Brady has since played in 3 more Super Bowls, winning 2 and another Super Bowl MVP award. Along the way, he led the New England Patriots to an undefeated regular season record in in 2007. For playing on a team, Brady owns such a plethora of individual records it is mind boggling. Brady owns the record for the most touchdown passes in a regular season (50), highest single-game completion percentage, regular season or postseason (26/28, 92.9%), most completions in one Super Bowl, most completions in Super Bowl history (career), the longest streak of games with 3 or more touchdown passes (10 games) and on and on. This past Sunday, in a game against Buffalo that the Patriots won easily 34-3, Tom Brady set another record – for the most consecutive passes (319) without an interception.
We are happy to honor Tom Brady, the BadaSSitude Pro Football Player of week 16.