Tom Brady: 5 Teammates He Made Better in His New England Patriots Career

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Tom Brady: 5 Teammates He Made Better in His New England Patriots Career
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The statistics tell the story of Tom Brady's success as the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. So do the Super Bowl rings—and the mega contract he signed before this year.

One trend, however, illustrates Brady's skill as much as any of those: Since 2001, several receivers have seen the primes of their careers occur during their time in Foxboro and have been unable to repeat that success anywhere else.

A big reason for that is the man throwing them the ball. As AOL's Pat McManamon wrote, "Brady makes his receivers, rather than the other way around."

Here is a list of the most prominent examples. For this exercise, we're focusing on receivers whose careers were made while playing as one of Brady's targets. So Randy Moss, who was reborn in his first season in New England in 2007, doesn't make the list, as he was already a proven star before he was racing through the New York Jets secondary on opening day.

Let's look at the receivers who weren't the same before, or after, their membership in the Brady Bunch.

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