Wow. All I can say is wow, right now. Just when you think you've seen it all from Tom Brady, he pulls something out of his bag of tricks that, again, shocks the football world, Pats fans included. But Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. has added another achievement to his Hall of Fame resume, leading the Patriots to an improbable 25-point comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first OT in Super Bowl history. Oh, and this comeback caps off a game in which Tom Brady came back from the dead to throw for 246 yards in the 4th quarter, en route to a record-setting 466 passing yards in his record-setting 5th Super Bowl victory. He also won his record-setting 4th Super Bowl MVP.
Do you notice a trend here? Tom Brady set an unprecedented amount of records last night, in a game that the Patriots were out of in the middle of the 3rd. To quickly list the rest of the records Brady set or tied last night: completions (43), pass attempts (62), passing yards - career - (2,107), and career passing TDs (15). Now I'm no math major, but I can still count 8 records that Tom Brady set or tied last night. 9 if you count playoff interceptions (31). But anyway, there is legitimately no argument that says Tom Brady IS NOT the greatest quarterback of all time. There simply isn't. And to all the Patriots haters out there, just admit it. You have NO argument anymore.
Because, even with the fifth ring, there still can be arguments made against him. But the show Tom Brady put on in the second half of Super Bowl LI was absolutely historic. I mentioned all of the records he now holds a share of, or owns, but the fact that the greatest feat of last night - the comeback - all came with about 21 minutes to go in the game. That's just insane. And then you factor in the fact that Brady put up insane numbers for a game (21-27 for 246 yards and 2 TDs) in the fourth quarter alone to lead his team to a 19-point 4th quarter comeback is just insane.
Tom Brady is now 5-2 in Super Bowl play and, with the Patriots coming out and saying they want Brady for another 3-5 years at least, who's to say there won't be another ring or two added to the GOAT?
Move over, Joe Montana, there's a new sheriff in town. And his name is Tom Brady.
Revenge Tour Complete.