When most people think of Tom Brady, they automatically think of the New England Patriots. This is still the case even now that he’s on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—but context is now a bit different.
If there was anyone who doubted the primary cause for the Patriots success over the years, we’d like to see them now. Especially because Brady has clinched a playoff berth yet again, while the Brady-less Patriots have just missed the playoffs for the first time in 11 years.
To make things even more profound, Brady advanced to the playoffs by beating the Detroit Lions with an incredible performance. The 43-year-old legend threw for 348 yards, four scores, and led Tampa Bay to a 47-7 victory.
If that’s not enough, he broke another record in the process. Brady is now the Bucs’ franchise leader for touchdown passes in a single season.
If Brady goes on to win the Super Bowl with the Buccaneers, it would do wonders for his legacy. Separated from New England, snagging another ring would be perhaps the most significant thing he’s ever done to solidify himself as the greatest quarterback of all time.