Tom Brady is no longer a New England Patriot, announcing today that he’ll be leaving the team after 20 seasons in which he won six Super Bowls and compiled a list of personal honors and achievements as long as a CVS receipt. He’ll go into the Hall of Fame as the best quarterback to ever play in the National Football League.
As such, it’s hard to parse Brady’s New England career, because it’s so long and features so many things worth talking about. It’s kind of like building an AC/DC setlist from 16 albums containing more than 100 songs. You can’t fit everything into a two-hour gig, but you’ll always find room for classics like “Hells Bells” and “Thunderstruck.”
In a similar fashion, I spent the morning going through Brady’s New England career, and painstakingly trimmed his list of best moments into a top five of all time: