After two decades, Tom Brady’s run with the Patriots has come to an end. But even though he’s now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it doesn’t take away from the heaps of memories he created with New England.
Each day over the next few weeks, we’ll look back at one of Brady’s best moments, counting down from No. 20 to No. 1. Now, let’s relive his No. 10 moment: Becoming the oldest player in NFL history to win the MVP award (2017).
Brady never was officially nicknamed “The History Maker,” but it sure seems to fit.
Brady showed the NFL world that age really is just a number in 2017 when he managed to win the AP NFL MVP award at 40 years old. That not only made him the oldest player to ever do so. It also furthered his stake in being known as the greatest of all time.
The statistics that Brady put up in his age-40 season made people realize he really wasn’t going anywhere. He led the NFL in passing yards that season with 4,577 and threw for 32 touchdowns.
Brady posted those numbers without Julian Edelman, who missed all of 2017 due to an ACL tear suffered in the preseason. His main targets consisted of Rob Gronkowski, Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and James White.
Brady led the Patriots to a 13-3 record and a Super Bowl appearance, although they’d ultimately come up short against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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