Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T of NFL quarterbacks. He has 6 Super Bowl rings, a National Championship ring, and holds the most records of all time for a quarterback. His records not only include having the most Super Bowl rings but also the most combined passing yards, most regular-season touchdown passes, and the most career touchdowns of all time.
Yet, despite these statistics and records, there are still people that say he is unworthy of the title "Greatest of All Time."
They bring up Deflate-gate, Bill Belichick, the Patriot team as a whole, and now all the talented players on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Every time the Bucs won in the past and when the Patriots would win, they would applaud everyone else. But when his team loses, all the blames falls on his shoulders. The logic of non-Tom Brady fans is very flawed, not because they choose to ignore the statistics, but because instead, they choose to focus on his personal life and things from his past.
As a Tom Brady fan, I will admit that these last few games were not his best.
He didn't play as well as he should and made errors when it came to play calling. However, people don't realize that Tom Brady doesn't just bring his football skills to a team but also a mentality. A winner's mentality gives players a sense of confidence that's hard to come by. He forces players to realize that winning isn't just in your football skill - at the NFL level, everyone is talented. But the difference between winners and losers in the NFL is mental toughness and game day mentality. To win, you have to want it and be willing to work for it at 110%.
Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T because he is willing to lay it all the line and take risks.
You can never watch Tom Brady and convincingly say that he didn't give it all he got. Even last week, when he wasn't playing as well as he should have been, he still took a risk by playing the fourth down instead of attempting a field goal. This one play is one of the reasons why the Buccaneers won instead of the Packers - because Tom Brady was willing to take the risk but Aaron Rodgers was not.
Now, for the first time in NFL history, the home team will have stadium advantage at the Super Bowl.
The home team will also be led by a 43-year-old quarterback who switched teams and divisions after 20 years. I have hope that Tom Brady, this 43-year-old quarterback, will lead his team to victory on Super Bowl Sunday. But even if he doesn't, he will still be the Greatest of All Time. At least that what his rings say.