Tom Brady has done almost everything and accomplished most major awards with the Buccaneers. His newest milestone may be the most unique.
Tom Brady will go down as one of the most decorated athletes of all time. What he did with the Patriots on its own was impressive, and adding the stint with the Buccaneers only made Brady’s incredible position within the NFL even more difficult for anyone to ever threaten.
Super Bowl rings, MVPs, All-Pros, and numerous Pro Bowl selections (when it actually meant more) are all things that other players can aim for. Brady’s newest accomplishment will be harder for the average player to attain.
As of today, Brady has spent exactly half of his life in the NFL. How many other guys will ever be able to say that?
You will have a lot of guys that spend half of their lives playing football by their mid to late 30s, but there are basically no players outside of some kickers that have a shot of achieving the same benchmark.
Staying in the NFL this long is incredibly difficult. The average length of time spent in the league was just 3.3 years back in 2016. With major injuries always being a threat and constant competition for spots, it’s almost surprising that the number is even that high.
Sure, you might have the early-round picks and rookie phenoms that seem like they stay in the league forever, but most teams have a different success with roster cohesion than the Buccaneers have experienced over the past few years.
Staying in the NFL for half of your life is already near-impossible; dominating the NFL for half your life, like Tom Brady has done, is practically inconceivable.
Add the next feather in the cap for the GOAT. You want to see a career that will be impossible to replicate? Today is just the next in a line of accomplishments that show why Brady’s career is so impressive.
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