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Hot debate around the legacy of Tom Brady
Tom Brady in the early part of his career with New England. Photo by Brook Ward. Creative Commons licensed.

Known for wearing No. 12 on the field, he is discussed as the greatest player to ever play the quarterback position at any level of football. Tom Brady is that man being the greatest quarterback and leader on a football field. Tom Brady began his career with the New England Patriots as one of the last picks in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. 

Brady spent the first 20 years of his 23-year career in New England. In early 2020, Tom was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he spent three years and concluded his career. 

  Tom Brady is the best leader and quarterback to touch a field because of his winning career and super bowl success. Brady retired with seven super bowl wins, six with New England and one with Tampa Bay. Brady still holds the record for the most number of super bowl rings; this record will be very challenging for any current player to come close too.

Secondly, Brady is and will go down as the best quarterback and leader in football because of how he conducted himself as a teammate. Brady’s teammates from various years throughout his career speak very highly of him. It is widely believed that Brady made the players and coaches around him better just because of the energy and dedication he brought each and every day to his job. 

He held me accountable,” said Tom Brady’s backup quarterback from 2005 through ’08, Matt Cassel, when asked about the standard held by Brady for himself and those around him.

While Brady was leading in almost every statistical category during his career, he led those around him by example. He did this by creating an atmosphere in the locker room that encouraged each and every player to contribute to the team’s success. 

“You have to believe in the things you are doing to help the team win. I think you have to take the good with the bad,” said Tom Brady when asked about the team’s success. 

Finally, Tom Brady will go down as the greatest football quarterback and leader because of his highly meticulous personal workout routine and diet. Brady’s success on the field is because of his deep care for his body. The care he took and continues to take of his body is the single reason his career was as long as it was. 

Brady’s diet pushed him to create his own brand “TB12” years ago that now sells clothes as well as protein, and supplements. These proteins and supplements are aspects of Brady’s diet he holds true too and believes in. He now sells to the public encouraging others to improve their health using the same products he does. 

In the end Brady would not have reached the heights he did without the dedication and time he spent pouring his heart and body into the game he loves. His legacy in the game of football would not be what it is today without his meticulous diet and his never satisfied mentality. 

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