5 Reasons Tom Brady Is the Best QB to Ever Play

Steven MarinoContributor IIIJanuary 31, 2012

5 Reasons Tom Brady Is the Best QB to Ever Play

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    With 12 years of experience under his resume, Tom Brady has proven year after year that he's the upper echelon of quarterbacks in the NFL.  

    Competing with athletes such as Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady has found a way to separate himself from the pack.

    Entering his fifth Super Bowl appearance, I have decided to create a list on why Tom Brady should be considered the best QB to ever play the game.

Tom Brady's Records

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    Throughout his 12 professional seasons, Tom Brady has had many opportunities to set NFL records.  

    Brady was the quickest QB to reach 100 wins in his career and holds the NFL record for most touchdowns during a regular season with 50 during the Patriots' perfect regular season in 2007. Brady also holds the record for pass-interception differential at 42. 

    Brady holds multiple postseason records, including the highest completion percentage for a single game connecting on 92.9 percent of his passes in the 2007 AFC divisional round.

    In Super Bowl XLII, Brady set an NFL record having attempted 48 throws without an interception.  

    Brady also holds the most completions in Super Bowl games with 100.

Career in New England

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    Throughout his career in the New England area, Tom Brady has generated almost 40,000 yards, 300 touchdowns and a QB rating of 96.4.  

    The 2011 season was statistically one of Brady's best years yet, throwing for 5,235 yards, 39 touchdowns and a rating of 105.6.

    A career 63.8 completion percentage, Brady has completed 3,397 passes on 5,321 attempts while only throwing 115 interceptions.  

    Tom Brady holds a career record of 124 wins and 35 losses, including a postseason record of 16 wins and five losses. 

Postseason Career

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    In Tom Brady's first three appearances into the postseason, he went 9-0 with three Super Bowl rings.  

    His first postseason lost didn't come until his fourth appearance in the playoffs.

    Brady has three playoff comeback victories, as well as six game-winning drives.

    When mentioning other quarterbacks in the past decade, none of them can compare to Brady's postseason career.  

Supermodel Wife

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    Confidence is a key factor in determining how well an athlete is going to play.  Having a supermodel wife certainly helps an athlete's confidence.

    Brady is married to Gisele Bundchen—the first supermodel on pace to earn a billion dollars.

    With Tom Brady's three Super Bowl rings and Gisele's looks, they form one of the richest and talented couples on the planet.

Potential

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    Having won three Super Bowls, Tom Brady has already punched his ticket into the National Football Hall of Fame.  

    With his single-season records and outstanding postseason play, Tom Brady has already separated himself from much of the competition.

    Entering Super Bowl XLVI, Tom Brady not only has a chance at redemption against the team that beat him four years ago, but has the chance to solidify himself as the greatest QB to ever play the game.

    Only Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw have four championship rings.  If Tom Brady joins them, his accomplished career which started by being drafted in the sixth round, will be placed at the top of the leader boards.