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 with the New England Patriots. New England selected Brady in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan. In his 14 seasons as a starter, he has taken the team to six Super Bowls, winning four of them (XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXIX, XLIX). He also received three Super Bowl MVP awards (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX) – becoming the only quarterback to win three Super Bowl MVP awards. Brady is the only quarterback in NFL history to take his team to six Super Bowls. Brady and 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, but lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. That same year (2007), he became the first quarterback to throw 50 touchdowns in the regular season, since eclipsed by Denver Broncos Peyton Manning in 2013 with 55. He has the highest winning percentage of any quarterback during his first 100 starts (76 wins), most completions in a Super Bowl (37), most career completions in Super Bowl history (164), most career yards in Super Bowl history (1,605) and most touchdown passes in the Super Bowl (13). His winning percentage in the regular season (.773) is the best all-time of the Super Bowl era. Through the end of the 2014 regular season, he had been invited to ten Pro Bowls while amassing 53,258 passing yards and 392 passing touchdowns against only 143 interceptions on 4,551 completions in 7,168 attempts. Following their triumphant 2014 season, the Patriots and specifically Brady were investigated for possibly deflating footballs during the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. Brady and the Pats were fined and suspended, respectively, pending appeal results.