And I’m being very serious.
I’m so serious I’m leading with a Skip Bayless Tweet.
DO PEOPLE REALIZE HOW IMPOSSIBLE IT WAS FOR TOM BRADY TO TAKE A 7-9 TEAM WITH NO PRESEASON GAMES THROUGH WASHINGTON’S NO. 2 D, THROUGH DREW BREES AND AARON RODGERS TO A SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP IN HIS FIRST YEAR AWAY FROM NEW ENGLAND AT AGE 43?
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 8, 2021
— NFL (@NFL) February 7, 2021
I think we are officially witnessing something you may never get a chance to see again in your lifetime. The birth of a new type of ‘Greatness’. A different level of history, for a variety of reasons.
Tom Brady just won his 7th Superbowl. It’s the least impressive part of what we saw him do today.
Tom Brady just took a few good receivers, his broken friend (who was a monster today) Gronk, a bunch of spare parts who were 7-9 last year, to 8 straight wins in a row, and a fucking Super Bowl in a pandemic year at the age of 43. It was his tenth Super Bowl. TENTH.
The Bucs are the 1st team with four 30-point games in a postseason.
They are the 1st team to beat 3 SB MVP QBs in a postseason (Mahomes, Rodgers, Brees)
Tom Brady is the 1st player in NFL history with 50 Pass TD in a season (including playoffs) for a Super Bowl champion. pic.twitter.com/VbPVbhKg7S
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 8, 2021
Tom Brady now has more Super Bowls than any NFL franchise.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 8, 2021
Tom Brady shares another Super Bowl with his family ♥️
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 8, 2021
He has more Super Bowls than any other franchise that has Super Bowls. Think about that for a second. In the combined history of every franchise in the HISTORY of the National Football League, not one franchise has as many Super Bowls (7) or MVP’s (5) than Tom Brady in 21 Years.
Tom Brady is singular. No one won like this. Ever. At his age, in THIS sport, that longevity is unthinkable. The average length of an NFL career is 3.3 years.
He was perfect today, too.
He was 21/29 for 201 yards, 3 touchdowns, no picks completing 72% of his passes. He was surgically calm for four near-perfect quarters after Leonard Fournette (who wasn’t playing a few weeks before the playoffs started.
He just made Antonio Brown a Super Bowl Champ, for Chrissakes.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 8, 2021
Tom Brady man…
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 8, 2021
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 8, 2021
He’s undeniably the greatest football player in history, but he’s also now the new GOAT. Period. Stop. Greater than Jordan, Gretzky, and Serena. Sorry, but fuck Secretariat.
He’s more than the GOAT. He’s “The GOAT’S, GOAT”
Improbability, combined with how good Tom was today, at his age, in a new city with a new team, makes this the greatest accomplishment you might ever see in your lifetime. That’s what you’re witnessing and what you witnessed today. A new ceiling no one has touched before.
Enjoy it. It’s ‘new history’.
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 8, 2021