The announcement of Tom Brady’s retirement Tuesday morning capped a legendary 22-year streak that featured seven wins in the Super Bowl, more than any franchise he’s earned in NFL history. Brady established himself as the greatest quarterback of all time with his fifth title, and a 25-point victory over the Falcons, the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. What could be more enduring than acknowledging the absolute best?
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Brady will be eligible for the first time in the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2027. He is widely seen as the first ballot holder. One of his major contemporaries, Peyton Manning, was inducted last summer into his first year of eligibility. Brady Manning leads in all of the major career passing categories, having finished as the all-time NFL captain in passing attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns.
Brady also won 35 playoff games, a league record, and 243 regular season games, ahead of Manning’s 186, the second-most in NFL history.
Among other accolades, Brady earned three MVP awards, three All-Pro picks, 15 Pro Bowl nods and a place on the NFL All-Decade teams in 2000 and 2010.