There have been 53 Super Bowls in NFL history, and the New England Patriots have played in 11 of them. The franchise’s first appearances came in the 1985 and 1996 seasons, and they lost in both of those title games. The Patriots’ other nine Super Bowl appearances have all come since the 2001 season, and there are two common links connecting all nine of those Patriot teams. One is head coach Bill Belichick, and the other is quarterback Tom Brady.
What was the first Super Bowl Tom Brady played in?
Brady’s first Super Bowl was Super Bowl XXXVI on Feb. 3, 2002. Brady began that season as the backup to Drew Bledsoe, but he became the starter when Bledsoe suffered an injury.
Brady went 11-4 in the 15 regular season games he played, but more importantly, he went 3-0 in the postseason. That included a 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl to earn the Patriots their first championship.
What other Super Bowls has Tom Brady played in?
Beginning in the 2003 season, Brady led the Patriots to back-to-back Super Bowls and three in five years. It then took three years for the team’s next Super Bowl appearance in the 2011 season and another three years after that, in the 2014 season. And now the Patriots are in a stretch where they have appeared in each of the last three Super Bowls. In addition to XXXVI, the Brady-led Patriots have played in Super Bowls XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI, XLIX, LI, LII, and LIII.
How many Super Bowls has Tom Brady won?
Of the nine Super Bowls in which Brady has participated, he has earned a ring in six of them, giving him a winning percentage of about 67%. Brady was named the MVP in four of the victories.
His first MVP came in Super Bowl XXXVI, despite throwing for just 145 yards and one touchdown. His next MVP was in Super Bowl
Brady’s most recent Super Bowl MVP came in Super Bowl
How did Tom Brady play in Super Bowl LIII?
Brady had a rather disappointing — by his standards — game in his most recent appearance, in Super Bowl LIII. In the lowest-scoring Super Bowl to date, he was 21-for-35 for 262 yards. He threw an interception and didn’t have a touchdown pass, but the Patriots won despite the subpar performance. The Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title tied them with the Steelers for the most titles in NFL history.
What does the future hold for Tom Brady?
Tom Brady will be 42 by the time the 2019 NFL regular season gets underway, but he always seems to find a way to make a deep postseason run, even this season when people were — at times — questioning whether the Patriots were still among the league’s best teams. There’s not much competition in the AFC East, so the Patriots should have an easy path to another division title and playoff appearance, but it’ll be up to Brady to guide the Patriots to their 10th Super Bowl in franchise history.
The bottom line is don’t count the Patriots out as long as Brady is their quarterback. Even if you think they’re not as good as they once were, Brady can find a way to get them to the championship game.