When the New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Sunday, quarterback Tom Brady will be trying to make some history…again. Tom Brady already has 5 Super Bowl rings, what will a 6th Super Bowl ring mean to Brady?
Last year, Brady became the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls, breaking a tie he had with former San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana and former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
This year, Brady will try to become the only quarterback to lead his team to a Super Bowl win after turning 40, while also becoming the only quarterback to win six Super Bowl trophies.
To put what Brady is currently doing in perspective, Brady led the league in passing yards this season with 4,577 yards. He also threw 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions and will likely win the MVP award, which will be his third time doing so.
If Brady wins the MVP Award, he will break Peyton Manning’s record as the oldest quarterback to win the MVP award. Manning was 37 when he won his fifth and final MVP award, and retired from the NFL two years later.
Brady looks like he still has at least three good seasons left in him.
If Brady wins the Super Bowl this year, he will also break another one of Peyton Manning’s record because Manning became the oldest starting quarterback to win the Super Bowl after winning it in 2015 while he was a member of the Denver Broncos.
Manning was 39-years-old when the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, but at that point in career, he was carried to victory by their defense, which was one of the best in NFL history.
In Brady’s case, he is the one carrying the rest of the team and will once again be expected to bring the team back if they fall behind like they did in the Super Bowl last year.