If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, Brady will pass Jordan in the ring category. As expected, the future Hall of Famer gave the most selfless answer when he was asked about potentially passing his childhood hero.
Tom Brady and Michael Jordan are once-in-a-generation players
During the ’90s with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan won six titles in eight years and never lost in the NBA Finals. MJ also captured six Finals MVPs and five regular-season MVPs.
Meanwhile, Tom Brady won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. He’s never won three championships in a row as Jordan did twice with the Bulls, but Brady’s dominant run with the Patriots will likely never be topped by another quarterback in NFL history.
With the Bulls and Washington Wizards, Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 1,072 games. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009 and is universally recognized as the greatest basketball player who ever lived.
Despite being 43-years-old, Brady is still playing at a high level. He has guided the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl in his first season with the team and is one win away from capturing his seventh championship and maybe his fifth Super Bowl MVP.
Growing up in San Mateo, California, Tom Brady idolized Michael Jordan. While the three-time MVP is excited about possibly winning one more ring than Jordan, Brady knows he wouldn’t be in this position without the help of his teammates.
Tom Brady said he’s been part of many great teams when the Michael Jordan topic was brought up
During his Super Bowl media session, Tom Brady was asked about potentially passing Michael Jordan in championships. As expected, the 14-time Pro Bowler gave a selfless answer by saying he’s been blessed to be on some great teams throughout his career.
Brady and Jordan are special talents, but they wouldn’t have won all these championships without the help of their coaches and teammates. It’s nice to see both legends give credit to their supporting cast. In The Last Dance docuseries, Jordan spoke glowingly about Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson and how he wouldn’t have won six championships without them.
Meanwhile, despite no longer being on the Patriots, Brady has thanked Bill Belichick several times this season. Brady and Jordan are elite alpha dogs, so it’s unique to watch and hear them defer credit occasionally.
Tom Brady enters Super Bowl 55 with a record of 6-3 in Super Bowls. While he can’t match Michael Jordan’s perfect winning percentage of 100%, getting to seven rings would be remarkable since Brady was a sixth-round draft pick.
The Buccaneers are underdogs against the Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL and the Chiefs have lost only one game all season. As a result, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are underdogs against KC in Super Bowl 55.
It’s going to be entertaining to watch Brady and Mahomes battle each other in the Super Bowl. There are plenty of storylines, as Brady is looking for his seventh ring and first title without Bill Belichick, while Mahomes is searching for his second consecutive championship and Super Bowl MVP.