With a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Brady (41 years, six months) became the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl in NFL history, per Action Network's Darren Rovell. Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (39 years, 10 months, 14 days) previously held the record after winning Super Bowl 50 back in 2016.
Sunday's victory also gave Brady six career Super Bowl championships, pushing him past former San Francisco 49er and Dallas Cowboy Charles Haley for the most in NFL history. This latest title comes 17 years to the day of his first one, which, fittingly, also came against the Rams.
And when it comes to the Super Bowl, Brady has practically rewritten the record book:
- Most appearances by a player (nine)
- Most victories by a player (six)
- Most Super Bowl MVP awards (four)
- Single-game completions (43 vs. Falcons in Super Bowl LI)
- Career completions (256)
- Single-game passing attempts (62 vs. Falcons in Super Bowl LI)
- Career passing attempts (392)
- Single-game passing yards (505 vs. Eagles in Super Bowl LII)
- Career passing yards (2,838)
- Career touchdown passes (18)
Sunday marked just the latest chapter of an incredible legacy.
It was hardly a vintage Brady performance, though, as the Patriots star threw for just 262 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. This comes one year after he set the Super Bowl record with 505 yards while putting up 33 points in a loss to the Eagles.
While Brady's individual numbers were much gaudier last year, he will undoubtedly be more pleased with this year's game—even if it is the lowest-scoring Super Bowl (16 combined points) ever.
Brady made it clear to ESPN's Jeff Darlington last month that there was "zero" chance he would retire after this season. He echoed similar sentiments Sunday, telling CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson (h/t colleague Will Brinson) that the outcome of the game "doesn't change anything" and that he wants to play until he's 45.
In other words, he may not be done making history.