2000 Playoff Contenders
Tom Brady (Autographed)
Thomas Edward Patrick “Tom” Brady, Jr. (August 3, 1977-) is an NFL quarterback who has spent his entire professional career as a member of the New England Patriots. New England selected Brady in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In his 10 seasons as a starter, he has taken the team to five Super Bowls, winning three of them. He also received two Super Bowl MVP awards (Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl XXXVIII) – sharing the record with Joe Montana. Brady and John Elway are also the only quarterbacks in NFL history to take their respective team to five Super Bowls. Brady holds a wealth of personal and team records, including the record for the longest consecutive win streak in NFL history (21 straight wins over two seasons in 2003 and 2004); in 2007 he led the Pats to the first undefeated regular season since the institution of the 16-game schedule. He also holds records for most touchdown passes in a regular season (50), highest winning percentage of any quarterback during his first 100 starts (76 wins), most completions in a Super Bowl (32), longest streak of games with three or more touchdown passes (10 games), and most career completions in Super Bowl history (127), most career yards in Super Bowl history (1,275), longest streak of completions in a single Super Bowl (16), and most touchdown passes in a quarter (5). His winning percentage in the regular season (.769) is the best all-time of the Super Bowl era. Through the end of the 2012 regular season, he had been invited to eight Pro Bowls while amassing nearly 45,000 passing yards and 334 passing touchdowns against only 123 interceptions.