I know some of you are probably confused right now.
I am well aware that Tom Brady was on the 2007 Patriots' roster. I am also aware that he put together his best season in that year. So how could he possibly be better suited to win a Super Bowl now than he was in 2007-2008?
The answer lies in what drives Tom Brady as a competitor and as a professional football player.
Brady's entire career has been driven by the fact he has been overlooked since college. We all know the story of his college career at Michigan and having to outplay Drew Henson. We all know the story of "The Brady Six" and how motivated he was to become the starter after being drafted with the 199th overall pick.
Since day one, Brady has had a chip on his shoulder that appeared as if it would never go away.
In 2007 we saw him destroy NFL defenses. It was incredibly impressive and possibly the greatest season by any quarterback ever. However, it was missing that chip.
After a couple heart breaking first round exits, the old Tom Brady is back.
Even in the AFC Championship game where he didn't play his best football, he did what they needed to win. He had no problem putting his body on the line when the Patriots needed it.
Brady is tired of hearing about his first round exits and whether or not he has lost that fire.
The fire is still burning and this Tom Brady is ready to win another Super Bowl.