NFL 2014: Tom Brady - NFL's Tom Terrific
Last season, Pro Bowl quarterback Tom Brady guided the New England Patriots to the AFC East title and became the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win 11 division championships. Brady also passed for 4,343 yards in 2013, joining Peyton Manning (13), Drew Brees (8), Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (6) And Brett FavrE (6) as the only players to reach 4,000 passing yards in six or more seasons.
"Quarterbacking is artwork and Tom Brady is the ultimate artist," says Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young.
Brady, who ranks fifth in NFL history with 359 career touchdown passes, approaches his 15th season with the same determination as when he entered the league as a sixth-round selection in the 2000 NFL Draft.
"I think the one thing that jumps out about Tom is just his consistency," says Peyton Manning. "I feel like he's been a better player each year than he was the year before, and that, to me speaks to his work ethic in the offseason, his refusal to be complacent or satisfied. He always feels like he can step his game up one level higher, which in some of the seasons he's had you say, 'How can you get better than that?' But I think he has done that."
Most Touchdown Passes, All-Time
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Brady, a two-time NFL MVP, has a 148-43 (.775) career regular-season record, the best winning percentage of any NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl era with at least 100 starts. Brady's 148 career regular-season wins are tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway for the third-most among starting quarterbacks in NFL history.
The quarterbacks with the best regular-season record in the Super Bowl era (minimum 100 starts) and the most regular-season wins as a starter in NFL history:
Best Win Percentage in Super Bowl Era
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Most Career Wins as a Starter
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In the NFL 2013 playoffs, Tom Brady registered his 18th postseason win, the most postseason wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history.
"Tom has meant a lot to us since he's been here," says Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who has combined with Brady for the most regular-season wins (148) by a quarterback-head coach duo in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). "He started winning playoff games the first year he really got a chance to participate in them. Tom is a great competitor. He's our leader and we all follow him, we all respect him. There's no quarterback I'd rather have than Tom Brady."
The starting quarterbacks with the most playoff wins in NFL history:
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|Joe Montana||49ers, Chiefs||16|
|Brett Favre||Packers, Vikings||13|
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