Tom Brady could have cemented himself as the greatest of all time three weeks in the past when he gained his seventh Tremendous Bowl championship, probably the most for any participant in NFL historical past. However it was a feat solely achieved by Peyton Manning that Brady was truly chasing.
Manning was the one quarterback within the league’s 101-year historical past to begin and win a Tremendous Bowl title with two completely different franchises earlier than the 43-year-old Brady added his title to that listing with the Buccaneers in Tremendous Bowl 2021.
Brady had gained his first six Lombardi Trophies with the Patriots earlier than he signed a two-year, $50 million contract with Tampa Bay as a free agent final offseason – which could turn into an extension.
“He stated one of many issues that appeared actually enjoyable and difficult to him is what Peyton did in Denver,” Buccaneers quarterback coach Clyde Christensen told CBS Sports Radio Wednesday. “There was one thing about that problem that hit [Brady] proper, ‘Hey, I’m going to go see if I can do that once more elsewhere.’
“I do assume that the problem of that was an enormous factor for him. Twenty-one years is a very long time. Generally there’s time for a change. He’s talked about a number of instances that he was impressed with it and that appeared enjoyable and difficult to him.”
Christensen, who has 41 years of teaching expertise within the NFL, had labored with Manning from 2002 to 2011 throughout his time with the Colts, together with a stint as offensive coordinator. Now, he’s gotten a entrance row seat as Brady captured his fifth Tremendous Bowl MVP award – probably the most in NFL historical past. Brady has additionally surpassed Manning in passing yards, passing touchdowns and passer ranking.
Manning nonetheless has a 5-3 benefit over Brady in regular-season MVP awards, however Brady has expressed a need to play previous his preliminary goal of 45 years previous.