Tom Brady Rhetoricy

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When compiling a list of the all-time great quarterbacks in the National Football League one may mention names such as Joe Montana, Dan Morino, Peyton Manning, John Elway, or Otto Graham. Due to the controversy surrounding his team and his play in the past decade some may decide to leave a name off of this list. This name is Tom Brady. While it is certainly reasonable to question his spot in history because of this controversy, what is undeniable is Brady’s remarkable skills at the quarterback position. To many these skills would include arm strength, accuracy, and athleticism. However, as a lifelong Patriots fan, I can confidently say The Comeback Kid’s abilities span far beyond these simple measurables. Tom Brady is a legendary NFL quarterback …show more content…
When discussing the greatest competitors in NFL history the name that resonates above all is New England’s very own, Tom Brady. Number twelve has been competing for a spot on the field ever since his days at the University of Michigan. For two years Brady worked his way up a dense depth chart. When he was afforded the chance the future superstar took advantage of his opportunity. When talking about earning the starting spot during his Junior season Brady is quoted stating, “Looking back, that was the turning point in my football career” (Rust). Even after a solid Junior campaign, going into his Senior year he was initially benched behind an up-and-coming Sophomore quarterback who showed solid potential. This set back would not hinder the future legend’s competitive nature. After substituting in to lead the Wolverines to several late game comebacks Brady finally earned the starting spot. He would then go on to help his team win the coveted Orange Bowl in yet another late game triumph. However, his success late in the season was not …show more content…
The very first season he was given the opportunity to start for the Patriots, he lead them to a Super Bowl victory over the heavily favored St. Louis Rams. This was only the beginning for the former Michigan Wolverine. Over the next three seasons Brady helped the Patriots become an elite team, and post a 40-12 record (Augustyn). This stellar record paved the way for the Patriots to win three Super Bowls in Brady’s first five seasons. While one Super Bowl appearance is enough to satisfy most NFL players, Brady and the patriots did not stop there. Over the course of Brady’s career he has help his New England team reach six super bowls, and win four. Four Super Bowl wins puts him in the company of only two other players: Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. He has also recently tied another record of Montana’s. Brady has won the most valuable player award in three Super Bowl games (Augustyn). The most recent of these MVP awards came just two years ago in the New England Patriots’ win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. This is only further proof that Brady has been able to sustain greatness throughout his long

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