Tom Brady is known as the GOAT for a reason: he may just be the greatest quarterback of all time. He has also become one of the more polarizing figures in sports history. Yes, he has raw talent and has led the Patriots to six Super Bowl wins. But with those wins have come scandals like Deflategate and an alleged feud with coach Bill Belichick.
New England’s champion has overcome just as many lows as he’s encountered highs. Find out how number 12 became such an icon both on and off the field.
Brady Grew Up Loving Football
A young Brady followed in his three older sisters’ footsteps. They were heavily involved in various sports, so Brady did the same. Since he grew up in the Bay Area, there was nothing he loved more than the San Francisco 49ers.
He developed a ton of 49ers memories that he would carry with him into adulthood. Brady got the chance to watch Joe Montana and Steve Young throughout his childhood and even dressed up as Montana for games. The lucky kid was even at the game to see “The Catch.”