At this point in his career, we know a few things about Tom Brady. The quarterback, whether you like it or not, is usually going to find a way to win football games; more often than not, those efforts will end with a Super Bowl. The quarterback also isn’t one to rest on his laurels, as his recent social media posts will confirm.
If you look at his Instagram and Twitter feeds, it’s clear that Tom Brady is prepared to take his best shot at winning an eighth Super Bowl ring. That’s not a recent development, though; it all goes back to a lesson he learned at the University of Michigan.
Tom Brady knows a thing or two about winning Super Bowls
Whether it’s fair or not, championships are a major part of any pro athlete’s legacy. Even if you argue that Tom Brady had the benefit of playing on some pretty talented teams, he’s still had plenty of Super Bowl success.
Brady, of course, played his college football at the University of Michigan and joined the New England Patriots as an unheralded sixth-round pick; even Drew Bledsoe didn’t think that the rookie would become anything more than a journeyman backup.
Once Mo Lewis knocked Bledsoe out of the action during the 2001 campaign, Brady stepped into the starting role. He finished that season with a Super Bowl title, and, at that moment, pro football changed forever.
Since then, Brady has established himself as arguably the greatest winner in NFL history. He’s won seven Super Bowl titles, three NFL MVP awards, and virtually every individual honor imaginable. Even if you can’t stand the sight of TB12, it’s impossible to argue with that resume.
Tom Brady’s Instagram and Twitter accounts confirm that he’s chasing another Super Bowl ring
At this point in his career, Tom Brady has put together a resume that would be the envy of any NFL player; he’s still going strong at 43 years old and has a truckload of trophies and titles to his name. The quarterback, however, isn’t ready for retirement just yet.
After lifting the Lombardi Trophy and having a bit of fun during the Buccaneers’ boat parade, Brady is apparently ready to get to work. On February 13, the quarterback tweeted a picture of himself and Alex Guerrero walking onto a practice field; the caption simply read, “Back to work. #EyesOn8”
On the 14th, Brady shared a similar sentiment on Instagram. He shared multiple slides worth of pictures showing himself and his Tampa Bay teammates; this post was captioned, “On to……..the next one.”
TB12 is still living by the lesson he learned at Michigan
At this point, there’s nothing too surprising about Tom Brady winning another championship and getting back down to business. That mentality isn’t something new. In fact, it can be traced all the way back to the quarterback’s time at Michigan.
After his first Super Bowl win, Brady sat down for an NFL Films interview; Steve Sabol asked the young signal-caller if he was concerned about having early success, then never reaching those same heights again. TB12, somewhat prophetically, wasn’t worried.
“It’s never crossed, I don’t think that will ever cross my mind,” Brady explained. “I had an equipment manager in college, and he had been at Michigan for 25 years or so. He’s got so many Big 10 rings, he doesn’t have enough fingers for all the rings he’s got. He says, ‘you know what, Tom? You know what my favorite ring is?’ And I said, ‘Which one’s that?’ He goes, ‘the next one.”
At this point in his NFL career, Tom Brady doesn’t quite have enough Super Bowl rings to fill every finger. All of his success, however, hasn’t stopped him from chasing the next one.