Tom Brady left the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, but New Englanders are still taking time to appreciate the elite 20-year career he had with the Patriots.
Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback in history. While some will argue that others belong in that conversation, Brady's success in the postseason is simply unparalleled.
Not only does Brady have the most Super Bowl titles and postseason wins of any quarterback in NFL history, he also has more second-half touchdown passes in Super Bowls than any other passer has in all their Super Bowl appearances combined, as the "Boston Sports Info" Twitter account pointed out on Sunday afternoon.
Did you know..— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) March 29, 2020
Tom Brady (11) has as many TD passes in just the 2nd half of Super Bowls as any other QB has total Super Bowl TD passes
Tom Brady - 11 - (2nd half only)
Joe Montana - 11 - (total)
I know you did#TheStatsCorner pic.twitter.com/NfT4pyVH3q
That's insanely impressive. But it also makes sense when factoring in Brady's record amount of Super Bowl appearances. Brady has been to nine Super Bowls during his career while no other quarterback has been to more than five (John Elway).
The Patriots will certainly miss Brady's presence as they attempt to get to the postseason for the 12th consecutive year. They'll likely be relying on second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham to be the starter, barring a surprise.
Meanwhile, Brady will attempt to get the Bucs to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. And he'll try to earn them their first Super Bowl victory since Jon Gruden led them to the promised land 17 years ago.