Everything about his journey is iconic, starting from being an unheralded sixth-round draft pick.
An injury to Drew Bledsoe paved the way for his entry and he never looked back.
Since then, he has won seven Super Bowls and three MVP awards.
The former Michigan standout is also an eight-time All-Pro and a 15-time Pro Bowler.
His longevity is also impressive because he is still playing football at 45 years old.
He seems to be a genetic anomaly as well because he seems to be playing better with age.
When the new season starts, he will be the only quarterback in league history to start at 45 years old.
But as great as he is during the regular season and the playoffs, there have been wrongful claims that Brady does not play during the preseason.
That’s the notion that Greg Auman of The Athletic would like to dispel.
If anyone suggests that Tom Brady never plays in the preseason, his career preseason stats: 5,920 yards, 46 touchdown passes, 15 interceptions. Last year: 12-for-16 for 163 and a TD between two appearances.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 3, 2022
Auman tweeted, “If anyone suggests that Tom Brady never plays in the preseason, his career preseason stats: 5,920 yards, 46 touchdown passes, 15 interceptions. Last year: 12-for-16 for 163 and a TD between two appearances.”
Therefore, his preseason stats alone are enough for Hall of Fame consideration.
Easing Into The Actual Games
But as he grows older, Brady will take care of his body even more.
After all, football is still a vicious sport and one hit can end his season.
Likewise, the preseason does not count in the win-loss column and Brady could take it easy.
He might play one or two sequences before calling it a day just to get back into rhythm.
Yet once the regular season comes, Brady’s goal is to not let somebody else take over his job.
He of all people would know that one hit can change a person’s career.