It’s no secret that Tom Brady is a wizard when it comes to Super Bowls. Sure, he’s lost a couple in his lifetime (three, if we’re being specific), but there’s no denying the 43-year-old is in a league of his own when it comes to Super Bowl success.
Not only has he managed to win more Super Bowls than any other quarterback in history, but he will also be competing for his seventh Lombardi Trophy when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7.
While it’s clear Brady is hungry for his seventh ring, he’ll go down in the history books regardless of his performance in Super Bowl LV.
So, as we prepare for yet another Super Bowl with the GOAT, let’s take a look back at some of Brady’s impressive Super Bowl stats thus far.
Brady Has More Super Bowl Appearances Than the Bucs Have Playoff Wins
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true! With this year’s NFC championship victory, Brady will be going to his 10th Super Bowl. The Bucs, on the other hand, have only ever won nine playoff games in team history.
No Quarterback Comes Close to His Super Bowl Appearances
Brady will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7, but no quarterback has even come close to touching that number. In fact, John Elway is second all-time with just five Super Bowl appearances. That’s half of Brady’s appearances!
He Has Reached the Super Bowl in More Than Half of the Seasons He’s Been the Full-Time Quarterback
If we were to set aside his rookie year when he was not a starter and the 2008 season when he tore his ACL, Brady’s played 19 seasons in the NFL as a full-time starter. As stated above, he’s been to 10 Super Bowls, meaning he’s made the Super Bowl on average once every two seasons.
On Par With LeBron James
Brady and LeBron James are actually the only two athletes in the four major sports leagues to play in the championship 10 times. James just recorded his 10th championship appearance when his Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title this summer. There’s a reason these two are considered GOATs in their sport!
He Has More Super Bowl Wins Than Any Quarterback Has Super Bowl Appearances
Brady currently has six Super Bowl rings, though he’s obviously competing for his seventh later this week. What’s incredible is he has more Super Bowl rings than any other quarterback as Super Bowl appearances. As stated above, John Elway is second-all time with five.
One of Six Quarterbacks to Lead His Team to Back-to-Back Super Bowl Victories
Brady managed to win back-to-back Super Bowls with the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005. The only other quarterbacks to win back-to-back Super Bowls are John Elway, Troy Aikman, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Bob Griese, and Bart Starr.
However, if Brady were to lose on Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes would actually become the seventh quarterback to win back-to-back Super Bowls.