40 years ago today a legend was born, and his name is Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. It’s really hard to believe that the man is 40 because he plays like 20.
He is undoubtedly the greatest quarterback of all time and is still playing at a higher level than any of his peers. He is coming off his 5th Super Bowl victory, which is the most by any QB in NFL history. He has 4 SB MVP’s, the most playoff wins by a QB, almost every playoff & Super Bowl record you could think of, and on top of all that, his wife is a friggin model. It really doesn’t get much better than that, the dude is a STUD. He had the odds stacked against him from day one being the 199th pick in the draft, and if it weren’t for the injury to Drew Bledsoe, he may have never even gotten his shot. He’s gone from underdog to champion to Super Bowl favorite year in and year out over the course of his career. His rise to the top has been amazing to watch.
He doesn’t have the regular season numbers of Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, or Dan Marino, but he is the most winningest QB in NFL history, and isn’t that what the games all about? If you really don’t think Brady is the greatest ever then you must be on another planet, or you just hate the Patriots because of how great they are at winning.
Anyways, for Brady’s big day, the Patriots decided to have a little fun at training camp.
On Tom Brady’s 40th birthday, the Patriots are offering fans a G.O.A.T. photo opportunity at training camp (yes, that is a live baby goat). pic.twitter.com/FC8g1AoNNf
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 3, 2017
The Pats set up a giant G.O.A.T. sign, along with an actual miniature petting zoo of baby goats.
— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) August 3, 2017
This is simply amazing, and I really wish I was there. He was also serenaded with a little happy birthday song by the fans when he walked onto the field.
I can easily say that Tom Brady is my favorite Boston athlete of all time, but with that said, his career has to be coming to an end soon. He’s still playing at a high level, but we’ve never seen somebody play this well past the age of 40. The day Brady finally walks away from football will be a sad one for myself, and just about everyone else in the New England area. He is adored here, and there’s nothing that can change that. Happy Birthday, TB12.
If you have the time, check out this really cool Brady montage I found on YouTube.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)