21.06.2022 - Tom Brady has always been a huge name in the National Football League. So much so that he has become arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history — a fact that is repeated by football fans around the world.Between finding success on the football field with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and gaining popularity and sponsorships with many leading brands, Brady has become a household name.
Here are 10 interesting facts you didn’t know about Tom Brady. You can also check out sports betting odds to wager on the Buccaneers’ success this season.
1. Same Shoulder Pads Since 1995
One of the greatest facts about this QB is that he has worn the same pair of shoulder pads in every football season in which he has played. He has had them reconditioned over the years to keep up with damage from playing, and to keep them in good condition.
Knowing the legendary QB has kept the same shoulder pads since his Michigan debut over 25 years ago adds something special to his character. Some may say it’s his good luck charm…
2. He Is A Super Bowl Record Holder
He has played in more Super Bowls than any other player. He appeared in 10 throughout his 22-season career, which is four more than the next record-setter. He won seven of these Super Bowls, which is more than anyone ever has in the history of the NFL.
3. Brady Played Golf When He Was Young
When he was growing up, Brady often used to play golf with his father. His father then began to take him into a San Francisco private men’s club where they could have more “father-son” time and play a serious game of golf.
They’d get to the course early on Sunday mornings, would play a couple of rounds, and would then make it back home by 11 to go to church. Brady became a talented golfer by the time he reached ten years of age.
4. He Follows A Strict Diet
Tom Brady and the rest of his family all adhere to a strict diet called the “TB12 Method.” This means that he follows a diet where you consume 80% alkaline and 20% acidic components. His diet is also known to vary from season to season. For example, Brady is said to eat lots of meals such as red meat in the cold winter months and then opts for the majority of raw foods when in the summer months.
5. Brady Has An Unusual Training Regime
The majority of football players and other athletes will traditionally focus on weight training to prepare their bodies for games. Brady, on the other hand, usually goes for resistance bands to increase his flexibility and pliability as a QB. Brady generally believes that longer and softer muscles are what leads to performing at your peak.
6. He Wasn’t Just Drafted Into The NFL
On June 2, 1995, Brady made his way to the 18th round of the MLB draft after being selected by the Montreal Expos. This was thanks to his incredible catching talents while on his high school baseball team. However, he later skipped playing in the major leagues and played football at the University of Michigan – ending up in the NFL.
7. He Is Very Competitive
Past teammates have described situations where Brady has thrown backgammon boards across the room and snapped ping pong paddles if he was losing. He is also known for giving some epic pep talks. One of the most prominent examples of this came before a charity football game where he and his team were playing against a team of firefighters.
8. Brady Is One Of The Highest Paid NFL Players
Brady has earned over $300 million throughout his career in the NFL. This is enough to put him on a list of the highest-ever paid NFL players in the history of the league! Like many other athletes, Brady also made lots of money from endorsements and brand deals on the side — with companies like Beats by Dre, Shields, and Under Armour.
9. Brady Quit His Day Job
Across two summers in the late 1990s, while he was in college, Brady took on a role as an intern at Merrill Lynch in Michigan. But when Brady’s boss at the time, Oliver Owens, told him he had the skills and potential to pursue a career in finance, Brady already had his sights set on a career in the NFL.
10. He Can Chug Beer Quickly
One of Brady’s talents off the football field includes chugging beer at an astonishing rate. Friends and teammates have confirmed this to be true in recent years. Though he drinks on occasion, his chugging speed would surprise even the most enthusiastic drinker.
He proved this to be true in the public eye in 2018 on The Late Show where he chugged an entire glass on camera in literal record time with the show’s host, Stephen Colbert.
Tom Brady is an all-around exceptional athlete, businessman, and family man with a past as interesting as it comes. Brady has created a QB legacy that will live on for many years to come.