The New England Patriots star quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is ready to go for his 22nd NFL season.
Tom Brady is the best quarterback in NFL history. He has won five Super Bowls and is looking to win his sixth this year
Tom Brady, the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, turned 44 on Wednesday and got a slew of congratulations. The seven-time Super Bowl winner went to Twitter one day after his birthday to thank everyone who remembered to wish him a happy birthday. Brady posted a video of his teammates wishing him a happy birthday with the message, “Thanks guys.” Also, thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. Counting my blessings and getting ready for year 22!!”
Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, was among many who congratulated him on his special day, sharing the words of the classic Frankie Valli song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” before adding her own message, “Happy Birthday love of my life!”
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life! ” Julian Edelman, Brady’s former long-time teammate, also sent a humorous message on his Twitter account to welcome his close buddy. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians offered Brady a day off from training camp as a birthday present.
Brady, at 44, is one year away from achieving his goal of playing until he is 45 years old. The Buccaneers ensured that it would happen by signing Brady to a four-year contract deal in the summer that is basically a one-year contract. In his first year with the Buccaneers, Brady was an immediate success, guiding the club to its first Super Bowl championship since 2002 with a 31-9 victory against the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
The Buccaneers are aiming to become the first team since Brady and the 2003-04 New England Patriots to win back-to-back Super Bowl championships.
Brady’s return to Foxborough is discussed by Wilfolk
Vince Wilfork, a retired nose tackle who spent 11 years with the Patriots and earned two Super Bowl championships before retiring after a 13-year NFL career, played with Brady for 11 years and won two Super Bowl rings.
Brady, for one, spent 20 seasons with the Patriots before joining the Buccaneers on a two-year, $50 million contract. When the Buccaneers visit the Patriots in Week 4, Brady will make his long-awaited return to Foxborough. Many people are speculating on how Patriots supporters will react to Brady’s return to Gillette Stadium as a rival.
Wilfork thinks that Patriots supporters would embrace their former quarterback with “open arms,” according to CBS Sports’ John Breech. “I think it’s going to feel like a home game for him,” Wilfork said on ESPN’s First Take. Fans would welcome Brady with open arms, according to the former nose tackle, because of the things he has done for the club, particularly for guiding them to six Super Bowl wins.
Brady will attend Manning’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Brady will attend quarterback Peyton Manning’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brady would travel to Canton, Ohio on the Buccaneers’ day off from training camp, according to Stroud.
Brady and Manning have had one of the most storied rivalries in the NFL since their first meeting in 2001. Brady has an 11-6 record versus Manning, who retired following the 2015 season.