Tom Brady was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft … Placed on injured reserve with a knee injury (9/9/08) ... Re-signed by the Patriots (8/28/02) ... Re-signed by the Patriots (5/4/05) ... Re-signed by the Patriots (9/10/10).CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Finished 2011 with 5,235 passing yards and joined Drew Brees (5,476 in 2011 and 5,069 in 2008), Dan Marino (5,084 in 1984) and Matthew Stafford (5,038 in 2011) as the only players in NFL history to reach 5,000 passing yards in a single season.
- Two-time NFL MVP (2007 & 2011).
- In 2010, became the first player in NFL history to be unanimously selected as the Associated Press Most Valuable Player.
- Brady's overall record is 140-41 (.773) in regularseason and playoff games. It is the best record of any NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl Era (since 1966) with at least 100 starts.
- Brady is 16-6 (.727) in the playoffs, the fifth best in NFL history. His 16 total playoff wins are tied for the most in NFL history with Joe Montana (16).
- Brady's touchdown-to-interception ratio (2.61) ranks second in NFL history among all players with 2,000 or more passing attempts.
- Brady has been elected to the Pro Bowl seven times in his career (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011).
- Enters 2012 having thrown at least one touchdown pass in 32 straight regular season games to extend a team mark. Brady's 32 straight games are fourth all-time, behind Johnny Unitas (47), Drew Brees (43) and Brett Favre (36).
- Brady had at least one touchdown pass in all 16 games of the 2011 season. Since the NFL went to a 16-game season in 1978, only seven quarterbacks have thrown for at least one touchdown in each game. Tom Brady and Drew Brees are the first to do so in two straight seasons (2010, 2011).
- In 2010, Brady set career records for touchdown-tointerception ratio (9.0) and interception percentage (0.8), throwing only four interceptions on 492 pass attempts in the regular season.
- Has amassed 16 four touchdown games and 45 300-yard passing games in his 12-year career.
- Enters 2012 with 300 career touchdown passes, tied for fifth all time in NFL history.
- In 2007, Brady was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, setting all-time NFL records for most touchdown passes in a season (50), highest touchdown-interception differential (+42), most games with three or more touchdown passes (12), most touchdown passes in a month (20 in October 2007), and highest completion percentage in a game (92.9 percent on Jan. 12, 2008). Brady's 117.2 passer rating in 2007 was the second highest of all-time, while his 4,806 passing yards were the third highest single-season total in league history.
- In addition to the NFL records Brady set in 2007, he also set Patriots franchise records for highest completion percentage in a season (68.9 percent), most passing yards in a season (4,806), highest passer rating in a season (117.2), highest passer rating in a game (158.3 on Oct. 21, 2007) and most touchdown passes in a game (6 on Oct. 21, 2007).
- In 2007, Brady contributed to the Patriots' establishment of several NFL single-season team records, including most points scored in a season (589), largest point differential in a season (+315) and most touchdowns in a season (75). The Patriots became the first team in NFL history to complete a 16-0 regular season and tied the league's single-season mark with 18 overall victories.
- Brady and receiver Randy Moss set an NFL single-season record in 2007 for most touchdown passes between a passer and a receiver (23), with Moss' 23 touchdown catches also setting a league record.
- Brady won 76 of his first 100 regular season starts, tying Roger Staubach's mark for most victories by a quarterback in his first 100 starts during the Super Bowl Era (since 1966).
- Brady is the only quarterback in NFL history to start and win three Super Bowls before his 28th birthday, having quarterbacked the Patriots to victories in Super Bowl XXXVI when he was 24 years old, Super Bowl XXXVIII (26) and Super Bowl XXXIX (27).
- Brady is the fourth quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to three or more Super Bowl wins, joining Terry Bradshaw (4), Joe Montana (4) and Troy Aikman (3).
- Brady owns two Pete Rozelle Awards as Super Bowl MVP (XXXVI and XXXVIII). He is just the fifth player in Super Bowl history to earn multiple MVP awards, joining Joe Montana (3), Terry Bradshaw (2), Eli Manning (2) and Bart Starr (2). Montana, Bradshaw and Starr are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Brady led a game-winning drive to break a tie or take the lead in the fourth quarter of each of the Patriots' three Super Bowl victories, becoming the only quarterback in NFL history to lead three such game-winning drives in the Super Bowl.
- Brady tied an NFL record in 2005 by distributing his 26 touchdown passes to 12 different players. The only other NFL player to accomplish the feat was Brad Johnson in 2003.
- Brady is tied with Drew Brees (Super Bowl XLIV) for the Super Bowl record for pass completions in a game, connecting on 32 passes in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
- Brady won his first 10 playoff games, setting an NFL record for the most consecutive playoff wins.
- Brady has been voted an offensive co-captain by his teammates for the last 10 seasons (2002-2011).
- Brady led the NFL with 28 touchdown passes in 2002 and became the first Patriot to lead the league in touchdown passes since Steve Grogan shared the lead with Cleveland's Brian Sipe (28) in 1979.
- Brady threw at least two touchdown passes in each of the first five games of the 2002 season, the first Patriot to accomplish that feat and the first Patriot to throw for at least two touchdowns in five straight games in a single season since Butch Songin (10/23/60—11/18/60).
- Brady (24 years, 184 days old) was voted MVP of Super Bowl XXXVI and was the third-youngest player to earn the honor (Marcus Allen, 23 years and 301 days at Super Bowl XVIII and Lynn Swann, 23 years, 316 days at Super Bowl X).
- Brady was voted to the 2001 Pro Bowl and became just the second Patriots quarterback to receive the honor (Drew Bledsoe, 1994, 1996 and 1997). He also became just the fifth quarterback since 1970 to be voted to the Pro Bowl in his first year as a starter, joining Dan Marino (1983), Brett Favre (1992), Kurt Warner (1999) and Daunte Culpepper (2000).
- Brady threw for 53 yards on the Patriots' game-winning drive in Super Bowl XXXVI, completing five of his eight passes. Two of his pass attempts were spiked to kill the game clock. With just 1:21 remaining, he moved the Patriots into field goal position without the benefit of timeouts.
- Brady completed over 70 percent of his passes in four consecutive games during the 2001 season and joined an exclusive club of quarterbacks who accomplished the feat. He joined Joe Montana (8 games, 1989), Troy Aikman (4, 1995), Steve Young (4, 1993) and Sammy Baugh (4, 1945).
- Brady completed the first 162 passes of his career without an interception. It was the longest streak to start a career in NFL history and ranks third for most attempts without an interception in Patriots franchise history.
2012 (16/16, 2/2)
- Named a co-captain for the 11th straight season.
- Named to his eighth career Pro Bowl.
- Had 320 yards and a touchdown pass against Baltimore (1/20) to become the NFL’s all-time leading playoff passer with 5,949 passing yards. Extended his playoff touchdown total to 42nd is one of three NFL quarterbacks with 40 or more touchdown passes in the postseason behind only Joe Montana (45) and Brett Favre (44).
- Moved past Joe Montana with his 17th career playoff win on 25-of-40 passing for 344 yards and three touchdowns in the AFC Divisional Playoff win vs. Houston (1/13).
- Moved past Johnny Unitas into second place all time by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight regular season game in the win vs. Miami (12/30). Also quarterbacked the Patriots to their seventh 12-win season and set the NFL record for most first downs in a season with 444.
- Threw a touchdown pass in his 47th consecutive game in the win at Jacksonville (12/23), tying Johnny Unitas for the second longest streak in NFL history, behind Drew Brees (54).
- Threw for the second-highest single game yardage total of his career (443) on a career-high 65 pass attempts with 36 completions in the loss vs. San Francisco (12/16). Eclipsed 4,000 yards passing for the fifth time in his career, becoming the fifth player in NFL history to accomplish the feat. Also reached 30 touchdowns for the fourth time in his career, making him the fourth quarterback in NFL history with 30 or more touchdown passes in at least four seasons and the third quarterback in NFL history with three or more consecutive seasons with 30 or more touchdowns. Rushed for his fourth TD of the season, a new single-season career high.
- Earned his record 23rd career AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance in the win vs. Houston (12/10) after throwing four touchdown passes. It was the 18th game of his career with four or more TDs and the 14th time he has thrown for four scores and no interceptions.
- Became the first quarterback in NFL history to win 10 division titles and moved into ninth place on the NFL’s all-time completion list (3,695) with the Patriots win at Miami (12/2). Also ended a streak of 201 pass attempts without an interception when he threw a pick in the first quarter, his first since a fourth quarter interception at Seattle on Oct. 14.
- Moved into 10th place on the NFL’s all-time passing list, went over 3,000 yards in a season for the 10th time in his career and totaled three touchdown passes on 18-of-28 passing for 323 yards at N.Y. Jets (11/22). Also tied his career high by rushing for his third TD of the season.
- Completed 24-of-35 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns in the win vs. Indianapolis (11/18). It was the 51st 300-yard passing performance of Brady’s career - tying Dan Fouts for the sixth-most all time.
- Had his 50th career 300-yard passing game and 17th career 4 touchdown pass performance of his career in the win at St. Louis (10/28). Brady’s 50th 300-yard game moved him past Warren Moon with the seventh-most 300-yard games in NFL history. He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts - the 22nd time in his career he has won the award, tied for most in NFL history with Peyton Manning.
- Engineered his 36th career game-winning performance following a fourth-quarter deficit or tie in overtime win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21). Brady completed 26-of-42 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns and led two key drives late in the game - the first was a 6-play, 54-yard drive in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter that led to the game-tying field goal and the second was a 12-play, 54-yard drive that set up the game-winning field goal.
- Tied Warren Moon for seventh place in NFL history with his 49th career 300-yard game on 36-of-58 passing for 395 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions at Seattle (10/14). Brady’s 58 pass attempts were a career high and 36 completions are tied for the second most in his career. His third quarter interception broke a string of 190 consecutive pass attempts without being picked, the second longest sterak of his career.
- Moved past Brett Favre (36) into third place all-time with his 37th consecutive game with a TD pass on 23-of-31 passing for 223 yards and one touchdown in win vs. Denver (10/7). Also rushed for his second TD of the season.
- Threw for over 300 yards for the third consecutive game and 48th of his career on 22-of-36 passing for 340 yards in the win at Buffalo (9/30). Also rushed once for four yards and his first rushing touchdown of the season. For his efforts, earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the for the 21st time in his career, tying Peyton Manning for the most Player of the Week Awards since the accolade was instituted in 1984. Also earned Fed-Ex Air NFL Player of the Week for his efforts.
- Achieved his 47th career 300-yard game on 28-of-41 passing for 335 yards and a touchdown at Baltimore (9/23). Moved past childhood idol Joe Montana into 12th place all-time on the NFL’s list with 40,866 career passing yards and in the process, had back-to-back 300-yard passing games for the ninth time in his career.
- Passed for 316 yards on 28-of-46 passing with one touchdown and an interception and in the process passed Johnny Unitas for 13th place on the all-time passing list in the loss vs. Arizona (9/16). Also had his 46th career 300-yard game, good for eighth all time.
- Threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns on 23-of-31 in the season-opening win at Tennessee (9/9). With the win, Brady moved into sole possession of fifth place for most career wins by a starting quarterback. Also reached 125 wins in the fewest starts (160) among quarterbacks in NFL history. Brady’s first touchdown pass of the game moved him ahead of John Elway for sole possession of fifth place on the NFL’s list for career touchdowns (302). Became the 14th player in NFL history with 40,000 passing yards.
2011 (16/16, 3/3)
2010 (16/16, 1/1)
- Started all 16 regular season games and finished with a single-season franchise record 5,235 passing yards, threw for 39 touchdown passes and amassed a 105.6 passer rating.
- Added a career-high three rushing touchdowns.
- Brady had a career-best 11 300-yard games in the 2011 season which is the second most 300-yard games in a single season. The NFL record for most 300-yard games in a season is 13 by Drew Brees in 2011.
- Started all three postseason games and completed 75 of 111 passes for 878 yards (67.6 %) and eight touchdowns with a 100.4 passer rating.
- Named to his seventh career Pro Bowl.
- Earned AFC Offensive Player of the Month honors twice (November and December/January).
- Was designated AFC Player of the Week three times:
- Week 1 at Miami (9/12) after throwing for 517 yards and four touchdowns, including a 99-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker.
- Week 2 after a 423-yard effort with three touchdowns vs. San Diego (9/18).
- Week 16 vs. Miami (12/24) after leading the Patriots on five straight second half scoring drives to help rally the Patriots from a 17-0 deficit to a 27-24 win over the Dolphins.
- Also earned FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 1).
- Named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for his record-breaking performance in the season opener in Miami (9/12) after setting a personal and franchise record with 517 passing yards.
- In Week 2 vs. San Diego (9/18), Brady became the first of the 11 500-yard passers to follow up his 500-yard performance by throwing for 400 or more yards. Before Brady's performance against the Chargers, only Drew Brees (2006) had followed-up a 500-yard game with 300 or more passing yards.
- Brady threw three touchdowns against Buffalo in the 2011 season finale (1/1/12), marking Brady's 14th game in 2011 with two or more touchdowns, tying his franchise record for most games with two or more touchdowns in a season. Brady had 14 such games in 2007. The NFL record for most games with two or more touchdown passes in a season is 15 by Dan Marino in 1984.
- Set an NFL record for consecutive completions in Super Bowl XLVI vs. the N.Y. Giants (2/5) with 16. Became the all-time Super Bowl leader in passing yards (1,277), most passes (197) and most completions (127) with his performance in Super Bowl XLVI (2/5).
- Led his seventh career fourth-quarter playoff comeback, making a one-yard touchdown plunge on fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots a final 23-20 lead in the AFC Championship game vs. Baltimore (1/22). Tied Joe Montana for the NFL record for most playoff victories (16) and tied John Elway for most conference championships (5) by a starting quarterback.
- Set a franchise record for most passing yards in a playoff game with 363 vs. Denver (1/14) in the Divisional Playoffs and tied an NFL postseason record with six touchdown passes. Completed 26-of-34 passes for six touchdowns, one interception and a QB rating of 137.6 vs. the Broncos (1/14).
- Threw for 39 touchdowns in 2011, marking the second highest total of his career (50 in 2007) and making him the only player in NFL history with at least two seasons with 39 or more touchdown passes.
- Completed 23-of-34 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions at Denver (12/18) to become the second player in NFL history to record three seasons with 35 TDs or more. Added his first rushing touchdown of the season on a 1-yard rush in the second quarter.
- Threw two touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski, who set an NFL record for TD receptions by a tight end in a season at Washington (12/11). Completed 22-of-37 passes for 357 yards and three TDs against the Redskins, moving him over 4,000 passing yards on the season for the fourth time in his career (12/11).
- With a win at the N.Y. Jets (11/13), Brady and Belichick surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Marino and Don Shula of Miami for the most wins (117) by a quarterbackhead coach duo in the Super Bowl era.
- Scored two touchdowns at Oakland (10/2) to surpass his childhood idol, Joe Montana, on the NFL All-Time touchdowns list with 274.
- Set an NFL record for most passing yards over any threegame stretch (1,327) when he began the season with 517 yards at Miami (9/12), 423 yards vs. San Diego (9/18) and 387 yards at Buffalo (9/25).
2009 (16/16, 1/1)
- Became the first player ever to be unanimously selected as the Associated Press Most Valuable Player.
- Named an AFC Pro Bowl starter and was the top vote getter in fan voting.
- Named as a co-captain for the ninth straight season.
- Named Associated Press All-Pro (unanimous selection)and Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year.
- Named the Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year, Pro Football Weekly Most Valuable Player, Pro Football Weekly/ PFWA All-NFL team, Peter King's SI.com Most Valuable Player, Peter King's SI.com Offensive Player of the Year, and a member of Peter King's SI.com All-Pro Offensive Team.
- Started all 16 games finishing the season with 3,900 passing yards, an NFL-leading 36 touchdowns and only four interceptions.
- Was first in the NFL with a 7.3 touchdown percentage, a 9.0 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a career-low and franchise-best 0.81 interception rate, which was also the third best in NFL history and best in NFL history among quarterbacks who had at least 250 pass attempts.
- His 111.0 passer rating was first in the NFL and the fifthbest in NFL history.
- Finished the regular season with 11 consecutive starts without an interception - the most by a quarterback since the 1970 merger. Also set an NFL record for most consecutive pass attempts without an interception, which currently sits at 335 pass attempts.
- Threw a touchdown pass in all 16 games of the regular season for the first time in his career, joining five other quarterbacks since the NFL went to a 16-game season in 1978 to have at least one touchdown pass in each game (Daunte Culpepper, 2004; Brett Favre, 2003; Kurt Warner, 1999; Dan Marino, 1986 and 1984; Dave Krieg, 1984).
- Had two or more touchdowns in 12 games, including two four-touchdown games in back-to-back weeks at Detroit (11/25) and vs. N.Y. Jets (12/6).
- Set an NFL record for most consecutive home wins as a starting quarterback with 28, surpassing Brett Favre (25).
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for December/ January after throwing for 1,197 yards on 88-of-136 passing for 13 touchdowns and no interceptions in the final five games of the regular season.
- Earned AFC Offensive Player of the week twice:
- Week 12 at Detroit after finishing with a perfect quarterback rating for the second time in his career, completing 21-of-27 passes for 341 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions (11/25).
- Week 13 vs. the N.Y. Jets, completing 21-of-29 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns(12/6).
- Received FedEx Air Player of the Week honors after throwing for 369 yards on 27-of-40 passing and two touchdowns in snowy conditions against the Bears (12/12).
- Engineered his 30th career game-winning performance to lead his team back from a fourth quarter deficit. The Patriots trailed Baltimore 20-10 with 14:53 remaining in the game. From there, Brady completed 16-of-24 passes for 156 yards, one touchdown and one interception as New England scored the game's final 13 points in a 23-20 overtime win. He finished the game 27-of-44 for 292 yards, one TD and one interception (10/17).
- Won his 100th game as a starter at Miami (10/4), becoming only the 11th NFL quarterback to register 100 wins as a starter, and reaching the milestone in the fewest number of starts (131) among quarterbacks who began their careers in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).
- Engineered his 31st career comeback vs. Green Bay (12/19) after completing five-of-six passes for 82 yards to lead the Patriots on a touchdown and field goal drive to rally from a 27-21 deficit to a 31-27 win.
- Registered his eighth season with more than 3,000 passing yards, passing Drew Bledsoe for most 3,000-yard seasons in team history.
- Named offensive co-captain by his teammates.
- Named AP Comeback Player of the Year.
- Named to his fifth Pro Bowl.
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. Brady led New England to a 3-1 record in October, including a 59-0 win over Tennessee and a 38-7 win over Tampa Bay. He completed 92 of 131 passes (70.2 percent) for 1,161 yards, 12 touchdowns and a 121.7 passer rating during the month.
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week three times in 2009:
- Week 1 vs. Buffalo after throwing two touchdown passes in the final two minutes to rally the Patriots from a 24-13 deficit to a 25-24 victory.
- Week 6 vs. Tennessee after throwing for 380 yards and six touchdowns in a 59-0 victory.
- Week 16 vs. Jacksonville after completing 23 of 26 passes for 267 yards with four touchdowns in a 35-7 victory.
- Finished the season with 4,398 passing yards (second highest of career) and 28 touchdowns (tied for the second highest of his career).
- Became the Patriots' all-time leading passer, surpassing Drew Bledsoe on an 11-yard completion to WR Sam Aiken at New Orleans (11/30).
- Reached 30,000 yards passing against Miami (12/6) to become the 31st player in NFL history to do so.
- Brady became the 27th player in NFL history to reach 200 touchdowns with his 36-yard touchdown pass to TE Chris Baker vs. Atlanta (9/27).
- Posted his franchise-record third season with over 4,000 passing yards.
- Established a franchise record of 30 games with 300 yards passing with seven 300-yard games in 2009.
- Brady completed 29 of 34 pass attempts for 380 yards and six touchdowns vs. Tennessee (10/18). Brady had 345 yards passing in the first half, setting a Patriots record for most passing yards in a half. His previous best was 291 yards passing in the first half at Miami on Oct. 21, 2007.
- Against Tennessee, Brady directed a New England offense that set a franchise record for total yards (619) and points scored (59).
- In a historic second quarter, Brady threw five touchdowns, the highest in a single quarter in NFL history. His five touchdowns also tied the most in Brady's career in a single half. Brady also had five touchdowns in the first half at Miami on Oct. 21, 2007
- Brady tied a career high with six total touchdown passes. He also had six scoring passes on Oct. 21, 2007 at Miami. Brady has thrown for five touchdowns in a game two times and has had four touchdowns in a game seven times.
- His 81-yard touchdown pass to WR Sam Aiken at Miami (11/8) was his third pass of 80 or more yards and the third longest of his career.
- Had a stretch of five straight games with 300-yards or more.
- Threw two or more touchdowns in a game seven times in 2009.
- Had the two highest regular-season completion percentage games in team history:
- Established a Patriots team record for best completion percentage ever vs. Jacksonville when he completed 23-of-26 pass attempts for a .885 completion percentage, which is tied for 8th highest in NFL regular-season history.
- Had the second best completion percentage vs. Tennessee (10/18) when he completed 29 of 34 passes for .853 completion percentage.
2007 (16/16, 3/0)
- Named an offensive co-captain by his teammates for the seventh straight season.
- Started at quarterback in the season opener and completed 7-of-11 passes for 76 yards before leaving the game with a knee injury.
- Placed on Injured Reserve on Sept. 9 with a knee injury.
2006 (16/16, 3/3)
- Voted Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player.
- Was an AP All-Pro First Team selection in addition to being named its Offensive Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year.
- Earned his fourth career Pro Bowl selection .
- Was voted an offensive co-captain by his teammates.
- Set the NFL's single-season touchdown pass record with his 50th touchdown of the season with a 65-yard touchdown reception to Randy Moss, his second scoring strike of the game in the Patriots' 38-35 win over the New York Giants (12/29).
- Finished the season with 398 completions, fourth on the all-time single-season list for NFL quarterbacks.
- Established a Patriots franchise record for passing yards in a season with 4,806 passing yards, which ranks third on the all-time single-season list for NFL quarterbacks.
- Set career single-season highs in five statistical categories including completions (389), completion percentage (68.9), passing yards (4,806), touchdown passes (50) and passer rating (117.2) in 2007.
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for the first time in his career in September and a second time in the month of October.
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week five times in 2007 (Wk. 3, Wk. 6, Wk. 7, Wk. 14, Wk. 17).
- Broke the NFL record set by the Colts' Peyton Manning for consecutive games with three or more touchdown passes with nine after throwing for three touchdown strikes in the Patriots' 24-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 4.
- Passed Steve Grogan as the Patriots' career touchdown leader with his 183rd touchdown pass on a 6-yard connection to Randy Moss in the second quarter of the Patriots' 56-10 rout of the Buffalo Bills.
- Made his 100th career start and completed 31 of 46 pass attempts for 388 yards and five touchdowns while leading the Patriots to their highest point total in 23 years in a 48-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys (10/14).
- Set a career high and became the 17th quarterback in NFL history to achieve a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in a game while setting a franchise record with six touchdown passes in the Patriots' 49-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins (10/21). Broke the franchise record with his sixth touchdown pass of the game on his second hookup with Wes Welker, a 16-yard strike.
- Led the 25th fourth-quarter comeback of his career in a 24-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts (11/4). Capped off the New England comeback on a three-play, 51-yard drive that culminated in a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Faulk.
- Engineered the 26th fourth-quarter comeback of his career by recording the fourth highest yardage total of his career with 380 yards while completing a season high 34 passes in the Patriots' victory over the Philadelphia Eagles (11/25).
- Capped off the 27th game-winning drive on an 8-yard pass in the end zone along the left sideline to Jabar Gaffney, giving the Patriots a 27-24 lead with 55 seconds to play in the game in New England's Monday Night victory at the Baltimore Ravens (12/3).
- Turned in his fifth game of the season with four or more touchdown passes and his seventh game with 300-plus passing yards while completing 32 of 46 passes for 399 yards — the second highest total of his career — and four touchdowns in the Patriots' victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers (12/9).
- Led the Patriots to victory after trailing in the fourth quarter for the 28th time of his career, and the fourth time in 2007, as New England completed its regular-season schedule undefeated for just the fourth time in NFL history with a 38-35 comeback win over the N.Y. Giants (12/29). Tied and then broke the NFL's all-time single-season touchdown pass record with his 49th and 50th touchdown passes of the season, both to Randy Moss, while completing 32 of 42 pass attempts for 356 yards. Found Moss in the back right hand corner of the end zone on a 4-yard touchdown strike for his 49th passing touchdown of the season, tying Peyton Manning for the single-season record. Broke the all-time single-season touchdown pass record with his 50th scoring strike of the season, a 65-yard connection to Moss down the right sideline on a go-route
- Completed his first 16 passes of the game and went on to finish the game with an NFL record 92.9 completion percentage as he completed 26 of 28 pass attempts and three touchdowns in the Patriots 31-20 win vs. Jacksonville (1/12) in the divisional playoffs.
- Completed 29 of 48 pass attempts for 266 yards and one touchdown in Super Bowl XLII (2/3).
2005 (16/16, 2/2)
- Was voted an offensive co-captain by his teammates.
- Finished third in the AFC with 3,529 passing yards, 319 completions and 24 touchdown passes.
- Threw four touchdowns in a game twice (at MIN, at GB).
- Recorded a 100.0 or higher passer rating six times in 2006.
- Recorded 300 or more passing yards three times in 2006.
- Was named FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week after completing 29 of 43 passes for 372 yards with four touchdowns and an interception against the Vikings (10/30).
- Kept the Patriots' final scoring drive alive against Chicago (11/26) by juking Brian Urlacher and gaining 11 yards on a third-and-nine scramble in the fourth quarter.
- Rushed for a career-high 31 yards on 10 carries in the victory over Jacksonville (12/24).
- Completed 22-of-34 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' AFC Wild Card victory over the Jets (1/7).
- Connected on 27-of-51 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions in the Patriots' AFC Divisional playoff victory over San Diego (1/14). Quarterbacked his 24th career game-winning drive following a fourth quarter deficit. Kept the Patriots game-tying touchdown drive alive with a 12-yard pass to Jabar Gaffney on third-and-three in the fourth quarter. Two plays later, found Reche Caldwell in the corner of the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
- Completed 21 of 34 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Championship Game against Indianapolis (1/21). Kept the Patriots' second touchdown drive alive with a 27- yard completion to Troy Brown on fourth-and-six in the second quarter.
2004 (16/16, 3/3)
- Selected to his third Pro Bowl.
- Led the NFL with a career-high 4,110 passing yards.
- Finished second in the AFC with 334 completions.
- Finished third in the AFC with 26 touchdown passes.
- Was voted an offensive co-captain for the 2005 season by his teammates.
- Recorded six passer ratings of 100.0 or higher, four 300- yard passing performances and four game-winning drives.
- Became just the second player in Patriots history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season.
- Engineered his 17th career game-winning performance, going 12-for-12 passing for 167 yards over the final 14:19 to rally the Patriots from a 13-10 deficit and claim a 23- 20 victory on a 43-yard field goal with one second left at Pittsburgh (9/25).
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after registering a 140.4 passer rating and completing 22 of 27 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons (10/9).
- Completed 15 of 27 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns against Jacksonville (1/7), setting an NFLrecord with his 10th consecutive playoff victory as a starting quarterback.
2003 (16/16, 3/3)
- Named to his second career Pro Bowl as the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXIX.
- Registered a career-high 92.6 passer rating, the second highest rating in Patriots history.
- Finished second in the AFC and tied his career high with 28 touchdown passes.
- Led the NFL with a 109.4 passer rating in the playoffs and was the only quarterback in the playoffs not to throw an interception in 2004.
- Was voted an offensive co-captain for the 2004 season by his teammates.
- Completed 18 of 27 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown for a 92.2 passer rating in the Patriots' 20-3 victory over the Indianapolis Colts (1/16) in the Divisional Playoffs. Gave the Patriots a commanding 20-3 lead with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 7:10 remaining in the game.
- Connected on 14 of 21 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 41-27 AFC Championship victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers (1/23). Amassed a 130.5 passer rating, the highest rating of his playoff career and the fourth highest rating in any game in his career. Found a streaking Deion Branch for a season-long 60-yard touchdown bomb in the first quarter.
- Became the Patriots' all-time playoff touchdown leader with the 60-yard scoring pass, the eighth passing touchdown of his playoff career.
- Completed 23 of 33 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns for a 110.2 passer rating in the Patriots' 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. Tied Bart Starr for the NFL record with his ninth consecutive playoff victory.
- Named Super Bowl XXXVIII MVP after completing 32 of 48 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots beat Carolina 32-29 and won their second title in three seasons.
- Capped off a regular season in which he completed 317 passes for 3,620 yards and 23 touchdowns.
- Ranked second in the AFC in pass attempts (527), third in passing yards (3,620) and fourth in completions (317).
- Recorded three touchdown passes of 50 yards or more.
- Completed seven passes for 45 yards or more.
- Recorded six games with a passer rating of more than 100.0.
- Did not throw an interception at home in the regular season.
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, FedEx Air Player of the Week and Snickers Hungriest Player of the Game after completing 20 of 35 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns in New England's thrilling 30-26 come-frombehind victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football (11/3). Connected on four of five passes for 58 yards in the Patriots game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Concluded the six-play, game-winning drive by finding David Givens for an 18-yard touchdown strike in the corner of the end zone with 30 seconds remaining in the game.
- Connected on 29 of 47 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' come-from-behind 23-20 overtime victory over the Houston Texans (11/23). Engineered the 12th fourth quarter or overtime comeback of his career. Rolled out on a bootleg and found Graham in the end zone for a four-yard touchdown on fourth-and-one to tie the game at 20 with 40 seconds remaining in regulation.
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his fourtouchdown performance against the Buffalo Bills (12/27). Registered a season-high 122.9 passer rating while completing 21 of 32 passes for 204 yards and a season-high four touchdowns in the Patriots' 31-0 victory over the Bills.
- Completed 21 of 41 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 17-14 divisional playoff victory over the Tennessee Titans (1/10).
- Connected on 22 of 37 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 24-14 AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts (1/18). Connected with David Givens for a 7-yard touchdown reception on a hitch-and-go to give the Patriots an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
- Earned Super Bowl MVP honors after completing 32 of 48 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Completed four of five passes in the final 1:08 to lead the Patriots on a Super Bowl-winning drive that culminated in Adam Vinatieri's winning boot with four seconds left in the contest.
2001 (15/14, 3/3)
- Led the NFL with 28 touchdown passes.
- Completed 373 of 601 passes for 3,764 yards while starting all 16 games at quarterback.
- Ranked third in the AFC in attempts (601), fourth in completions (373) and fourth in the AFC in passing yards (3,764).
- Threw only 14 interceptions, including just five in his last 351 pass attempts.
- Posted a touchdowns-to-interception ratio of +14 in 2002, the fourth highest total in the NFL.
- Recorded six ratings of over 100.0 in 2002 (all victories), the highest single-season total by a Patriot since Drew Bledsoe recorded seven during the 1996 season.
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns without an interception in the Patriots 30-14 win over the Steelers (9/9) on Monday Night Football.
- Threw the ball on 25 straight plays between the first and third quarters, completing 18 of those passes in that game (9/9)
- Became the fifth quarterback in Patriots history to throw for over 400 yards in a game, completing 72 percent of his passes and throwing for four touchdowns in the Patriots 41- 38 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs (9/22). His 410 yards ranks as the sixth most prolific single-game passing performance in Patriots history.
- Orchestrated his fifth career fourth-quarter comeback, as the Patriots rebounded after trailing 27-6 in the third quarter and 30-19 with less than five minutes left in the game to win 33-30 against the Chicago Bears (11/10). Attempted a career-high 55 passes, 39 of which came in the second half.
- Led the Patriots back from a 24-13 deficit in the final 4:54 of the game en route to a 27-24 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins (12/29).
- Started 14 of 15 regular season games at quarterback and completed 264 of 413 passes for 2,843 yards, while throwing 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
- His 63.9 percent completion rate set a new Patriots singleseason best, eclipsing the mark set by Tony Eason (61.6, 1986).
- Finished the season ranked third in the AFC and sixth in the NFL with a 86.5 passer rating.
- Set NFL record for most pass attempts to start a career without throwing an interception (162).
- Made first NFL start and completed 13 of 23 passes for 168 yards in 44-13 victory over Indianapolis (9/30) ... Became the first Patriots quarterback to win his first NFL start since Scott Zolak won at Indianapolis (11/15/92).
- Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Patriots 29-26 overtime victory over San Diego (10/14). Completed his first NFL touchdown pass on a 21-yard connection to Terry Glenn. Threw 54 passes with 33 completions, tying him for eighth in team history in both categories. Completed 13-of-19 passes for 130 yards during two fourth quarter comeback scoring drives and the game winning overtime scoring drive.
- Connected with David Patten on a 91-yard touchdown pass against Indianapolis (10/21), the longest play from scrimmage in franchise history. Completed all seven of his pass attempts in the first half for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
- Named AFC Player of the Week after notching a seasonhigh four touchdowns while completing 19 of 26 passes for 268 yards in a 34-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints (11/25). Earned a passer rating of 143.9, his third rating over 100 during the season.
- Made his first postseason start and set Patriots' singlegame postseason highs with 52 attempts, 32 completions and 312 yards in the Patriots' divisional playoff victory over Oakland (1/19). Became first quarterback in franchise history to record a postseason rushing touchdown with a 6-yard scamper. Completed all eight of his pass attempts for 45 yards in overtime as the Patriots marched 61 yards on 15 plays to set up a Vinatieri 23-yard game-winning field goal for the victory.
- Led the team in completions (12), yards (115), completion percentage (66.7 percent) and passer rating (84.3) despite leaving the AFC Championship Game victory over the Steelers (1/27) late in the second quarter with an injury and not returning.
- Named Super Bowl XXXVI MVP after connecting on 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown. Completed five of eight passes for 53 yards on the game-winning drive that began with 1:21 remaining in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 17 and ended with an Adam Vinatieri 48-yard field goal as time expired.
- Saw action in a reserve role at quarterback in one contest.
- Listed among the Patriots inactives for 14 weeks during the season.
- Active but did not play against Cincinnati (11/19).
- Entered his first NFL game in the fourth quarter and completed one of three passes for 6 yards against the Detroit Lions (11/23). Completed his first NFL pass to Rod Rutledge for 6 yards.
- Brady earned three letters at Michigan (1997-99) and recorded a 20-5 record as a two-year starter for the Wolverines.
- Started all 25 games of his junior and senior seasons, including victories in the 1999 Citrus Bowl and the 2000 Orange Bowl.
- Led the Wolverines to 15 wins in a 16-game span from 1998-99.
- Finished his career ranking third in Michigan history with 710 attempts and 442 completions, fourth with 5,351 yards and 62.3 completion percentage and fifth with 35 touchdown passes.
- Completed 31 of 56 attempts for 375 yards against Ohio State to establish school game-records, breaking the old marks of 52 attempts for 372 yards by Scott Dreisbach vs. Virginia in 1995 and 29 completions by Todd Collins vs. Oklahoma State in 1992.
- Threw at least one touchdown pass in all 16 Big Ten conference games as a starter.
- As a senior in 1999 was named All-Big Ten Conference second-team selection and selected team MVP after completing 214 of 341 passes (62.8 percent) for 2,586 yards, 20 touchdowns and only six interceptions.
- Led Michigan to the Big Ten title as a junior in 1998.
- Served as Brian Griese's backup during the Wolverines' national championship season, in which they went 12-0 in 1997.
- Thomas Brady was born the son of Tom and Galynn Brady on Aug. 3, 1977 in San Mateo, Calif.
- Blue Chip Illustrated and Prep Football Report All-American selection at Junipero Serra High in San Mateo, Calif.
- Added all-state and All-Far West honors as the team's Most Valuable Player.
- Earned two letters in both football and baseball.
- Was the starting varsity quarterback for two seasons (1993-94) and completed 236 of 447 passes (52.8 percent) for 3,702 yards and 31 touchdowns during his high school career.
- Drafted in the 18th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball draft as a catcher by the Montreal Expos.
- Inducted into the Junipero Serra High School Hall of Fame in 2003, joining fellow Serra High graduates Barry Bonds, Lynn Swann, Gregg Jeffries, Jim Fregosi, and his older sister Maureen, among many others.
HONORS & AWARDS 2012
- Tom donated 1,500 laptops to One Laptop Per Child, a non-profit organization that provides rugged, low-cost, low-power laptops to schoolchildren across the globe. The laptops that Tom donated were distributed to children in 31 countries as well as Boys & Girls Clubs in every New England state. In February 2009, Tom visited the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston, Mass., to visit with the club's members and to demonstrate the laptop's capabilities.
- When he was just four years old, Tom attended the 1981 NFC Championship Game with his father. He was in the stands at Candlestick Park when Joe Montana found Dwight Clark for “The Catch" that sent the 49ers to the Super Bowl.
- Brady has been a consistent supporter of the Best Buddies program. Most recently, he served as an honorary chairman of the Best Buddies Challenge, participating in a flag football game in Boston and a bike ride on Cape Cod.
AFC Pro Bowl
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 14)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 8)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 4)
FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 4)2011
AFC Pro Bowl
AFC Offensive Player of the Month (November)
AFC Offensive Player of the Month (December/January)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 1, 2 & 16)
FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 1)2010
AFC Pro Bowl
Associated Press Most Valuable Player (unanimous selection)
Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year
Associated Press All-Pro: First Team
Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year
Sporting News All-Pro
Pro Football Weekly Most Valuable Player
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-NFL team
Peter King's SI.com Most Valuable Player
Peter King's SI.com Offensive Player of the Year
Peter King's SI.com All-Pro Offensive Team
AFC Offensive Player of the Month (Dec./Jan.)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 12 & 13)
FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 14)2009
AFC Pro Bowl
AFC Offensive Player of the Month (October)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 1, 6 & 16)
Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year2007
AFC Pro Bowl
Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player
Associated Press All-Pro: First Team
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year
Sporting News Sportsman of the Year
Sporting News NFL Player of the Year
NFL MVP -- Pro Football Weekly/PFWA, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Francisco Chronicle
NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year
NFL 101 Award: AFC Offensive Player of the Year
AFC Offensive Player of the Month (Sept. & Oct.)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 3, 6, 7, 14 and 17)
FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 6, 7, 11 and 17)2006
FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 8)
Peter King's SI.com Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 13)2005
AFC Pro Bowl
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
FedEx Express NFL Player of the Year Finalist
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 5)
Pro Football Weekly Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 5)
Vic Carucci's All-Vic Team – NFL.com2004
AFC Pro Bowl
Sporting News Sportsman of the Year
Sports Illustrated NFL Player of the Year
Monday Night Football Hungriest Player Award (Wk. 9)2003
Super Bowl XXXVIII MVP
NFL MVP – Dallas Morning News and SI.com
NFL.com FedEx Air Player of the Week (Wk. 9 & Wk. 17)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 9 & Wk. 17)
Monday Night Football Hungriest Player Award (Wk. 9)
USA Today's All-Joe Team2002
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 1 & Wk. 9)
Monday Night Football Horse Trailer
Player of the Game (Wk. 1)2001
AFC Pro Bowl
Super Bowl XXXVI MVP
All Terry Team (Fox's Terry Bradshaw)
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Wk. 5 & Wk. 11)
Miller Lite NFL Player of the Week (Wk. 12)
Patriots Miller Lite Player of the Week (Wk. 5 & Wk. 12)
Shaw's 12th Player AwardTOM BRADY'S TOUCHDOWN TARGETS
Tom Brady has thrown touchdown passes to 44 different players in the regular season and 18 different players in the playoffs. Below is a breakdown of Brady's total number of touchdown passes to each receiver. REGULAR SEASON (300)
Wes Welker................. 36
Dedric Ward....................1TOTAL........................300PLAYOFFS (38)
Aaron Hernandez.......... 2