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Before making the assumption that Tom Brady’s career is over like so many others are, take into consideration his greatness and the adversity he has overcome before. Tom Brady will continue to be the greatest player in the league as he finishes out the season and leads the New England Patriots into the playoffs.
Coming into the 2018 season, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were looking to go on a revenge tour around the league after losing in the Super Bowl the previous year to the Philadelphia Eagles. People were doubtful that a 41 year old Tom Brady could perform as he did in his MVP year last season. A damaged roster also provided more adversity as the Patriots lost starting running back, Dion Lewis, and Super Bowl 49 hero, Malcolm Butler, to free agency. Brady would be limited on his weapons and would have multiple unknown players surrounding him. This would not hinder Brady’s greatness however, he had gone through much harder trials than that.
One such trial was one that would determine if he would have a career anymore. During the 2008 season, Brady suffered a torn ACL, an injury viewed as one of the worst possible for a football player. Many doubted he would every return, let alone return continue his legacy like he has done. This 2018 season has been yet another trial as injuries and doubters have plagued Brady’s season.
The Patriots’ nine and four record is not something many people thought they would see out of the team this year. With back to back heartbreaking losses to both the Dolphins and Steelers, many are ready to write off Brady, declaring that this must be his last season as he is playing so poorly. This however, is far from the truth.
Although Brady has thrown nine interceptions this season, his most since 2014, this does not mean that this is the end for Brady’s illustrious career. Brady is tenth in the league for touchdown passes with twenty four and fifth in the league for passing yards with 3,979. These numbers amplify his greatness as he is competing against much younger and more athletic quarterbacks than himself. With stats like these and the rest of the season left in front of him, Brady is sure to dominate and show the haters why he is the greatest of all time.