Tom Brady has an opportunity to add to his illustrious NFL legacy with his seventh Super Bowl. Brady has reached the grandest stage in only his first campaign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In preparation for the contest, his wife Gisele Bündchen has made a personal sacrifice to help her husband.
Tom Brady guides Buccaneers to Super Bowl 55
In his first season with the Buccaneers, Tom Brady has guided the franchise back to the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly two decades.
Brady experienced the expected adjustment period in his new scenery, but things continued to improve as the season rolled along. Through it all, the 43-year-old strung together an impressive campaign finishing third with 4,633 passing yards, tied for second with 40 touchdown passes, and ninth with a 102.2 passer rating.
His performance in the playoffs has been critical in guiding the Buccaneers to three road postseason wins to earn a Super Bowl berth. Brady’s latest trip to the grandest stage has seen his wife Gisele Bündchen make a personal sacrifice for her husband.
Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen makes huge sacrifice ahead of Super Bowl 55
Tom Brady is about to participate in his NFL record 10th Super Bowl with a chance to capture his seventh career win on that stage.
With that opportunity ahead, Brady revealed that his wife Gisele Bündchen decided to make the personal sacrifice to take herself and their kids out of the house as he prepares for the game. (H/T Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times)
“My family won’t get back in town until Saturday,” he said. “I really had an empty house for what will be 12 days leading up to the game. That’s the most time I’ve had to really focus on what I need to do from a football standpoint.
“I have time to get my body right. There’s been no travel for our team. It’s a home game. That’s very different. We’re staying at our own home. That’s very different. You don’t have to eat hotel food for a week, that’s very different. The stadium will be, I don’t know, 25,000 people. That will be different.”
There isn’t any time frame concerning how much longer Brady has in his NFL career, but there is no guarantee that he will play in another Super Bowl. There may not have been the necessity for his wife and kids to give him additional space, but it further underlines how vital his focus must be for Super Bowl 55.
It’s merely another way that his family is helping his efforts toward capturing another championship.
Continuing to add to legacy
Tom Brady’s legacy is already set in stone as arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
However, that hasn’t dwindled his desire to continue to add to his illustrious resume. The 43-year-old’s passion and dedication to his craft remain strong, which has led him to get this chance to add another Super Bowl win to his career.
His sustained success in his 21st campaign only further lifts the bar for any quarterback looking to match or top his legacy. Many believe his Super Bowl 55 opponent Patrick Mahomes could have a chance to challenge him in the GOAT conversation.
The result in Sunday’s contest could go a long way in shaping those discussions for years to come. Brady is well aware of the task at hand, which may be another moment that lifts his recognition another notch in NFL history.