Tom Brady continues to add to his remarkable NFL career with another trip to the Super Bowl. In his first campaign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he has guided the franchise back to that stage for the first time in nearly two decades. Brady‘s latest feat has put him in some rare company that only LeBron James can share with him.
Tom Brady reaches his 10th Super Bowl
With an opportunity to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in two years, Tom Brady guided the Buccaneers past the Green Bay Packers.
In Tampa Bay’s third straight road playoff game, Brady had a performance that was a tale of two halves. The 43-year-old threw a pair of touchdown passes, including a 39-yard strike to Scotty Miller on the last play before halftime to give his team at 21-10 lead.
However, Brady struggled in the second half with three interceptions, which let Aaron Rodgers and the Packers back into the game. Rodgers led Green Bay back within five points after a pair of touchdown passes to end the third quarter. However, the Packers’ final offensive drive resulted in a puzzling field goal attempt down eight points.
The Buccaneers sealed the deal with a pair of first downs to run the clock out. The Super Bowl berth marked the franchise’s first in nearly two decades and second overall. Meanwhile, Brady becomes only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to guide multiple teams to Super Bowl appearances.
According to Elias Sports, he is also only the third quarterback (Norm Van Brocklin and Johnny Unitas) to play a Super Bowl/NFL Championship in three different decades. His latest accomplishment also puts him in rarefied air that only LeBron James can share with him the last three decades.
Tom Brady accomplishes feat that only LeBron James can share
Tom Brady continues to add to his first-ballot Hall of Fame resume with another impressive feat.
Brady is on his way to his 10th Super Bowl appearance with the chance to further separate himself among his peers. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the 43-year-old is not only sitting alone in the NFL record books, but only LA Lakers star LeBron James can share his latest career mark with him over the last 30 years.
James is a few months removed from guiding the Lakers to their first NBA title in a decade. Like the Buccaneers’ star quarterback, the 35-year-old is an ageless wonder as he continues to add to his Hall of Fame resume.
The two share tremendous respect for each other through admiration of their illustrious careers that don’t appear to have any end in sight. Both look to have plenty left in the tank to play at a high level and compete for more championships.
Buccaneers will have a difficult challenge in Super Bowl 55
With another Super Bowl appearance in tow, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will have a tough challenge ahead.
The Kansas City Chiefs are stringing together an impressive campaign behind star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The reigning Super Bowl MVP has continued to take his game to greater heights as the Chiefs look every bit the part of a championship team.
Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills have shaped into form as a championship-caliber team. Brady will have his familiarity playing against the Bill if they reach the Super Bowl, but it’s an entirely different situation. Josh Allen has taken the next step into stardom in his breakout campaign. Their defense also finished third in takeaways in the regular season.
Whoever Brady and the Buccaneers face in Super Bowl 55 will present a difficult task to overcome.