That may be one thing that the two have in common as of right now, but by the end of Super Bowl XLVI, the two will have a total of four Super Bowl rings.
Brady will have the game of his life against the New York Giants as he'll lead his New England Patriots to their fourth Super Bowl title in 10 years.
Why am I so confident that Brady will play so well and lead his team to victory?
One reason: Redemption.
You can talk all you want about Super Bowl XLII and how Brady and Bill Belichick will be looking for revenge, but I'm not sure that's what is bothering Brady the most. What I believe Brady will be looking to do is redeem himself following his rather ugly performance against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship.
Brady completed 22 of his 36 passes for just 239 yards and was picked off two times against the Ravens, failing to throw a touchdown pass—those are far from the expectations that we all have on Brady.
If Brady wants to be considered the greatest to ever play the quarterback position, he's going to have to erase those horrendous numbers from our minds and play extremely well in Super Bowl XLVI.
Entering the Super Bowl, Brady will have a chance to wake up Monday morning following the Super Bowl as the greatest quarterback of all time as he could potentially have four Super Bowl rings, three Super Bowl MVP awards and 17 career postseason wins—and that is going to motivate the hell out of TB12.
Don't get me wrong, I do not believe that the Super Bowl is going to be a blowout in anyway. The Giants are a very good football team that create a lot of problems for Brady and New England.
However, Brady will be playing with a furious attitude, wanting all of us to forever forget his performance in the AFC Championship.
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