Retiring a Legend.
This year, we saw the legend of the field shock crowds for one last time. Brady has been an absolutely astounding player to watch, there is no doubt that he has been one of the most legendary players ever seen in the NFL.
That being said, many see Brady as being the greatest player in the NFL of all time.
This year he released a statement confirming that he was retiring after 22 seasons. His career saw him win 7 Super Bowl titles, and people are starting to think we will never see him again.
Brady brought an era of glory for the New England Patriots for the most part of his career. Even though he ended his career with the Buccaneers, he did an amazing job of giving them their first Super Bowl title in 18 years.
At age 44, we all knew he would be leaving the NFL soon, however, that doesn’t make it any less sad that we won’t be seeing him in action again. The new generation of football fans will never get to see him pull touchdown passes out of thin air, and score incredible leads against opponents.
2022 marks the end of a career in which Brady has won more Super Bowls than any single team in the history of the NFL. He played 10 Super Bowls and was a 5-time Super Bowl MVP, 3-time league MVP, and he was even named to 15 Pro Bowls.
Unlikely To See Another Brady In This Lifetime.
Many fans and commentators do not think we will see the likes of Brady again in the NFL, and most certainly not in this lifetime. He has become something of a superhero in his 22 years, and even people who are not NFL fans came to know his name.
Of course, there are the NFL draft odds, and we do not know what the next generation of players will bring us. There is every chance that the next Brady is in the NCAAF, but we will not know until the time comes.
However, it is very unlikely we will ever see someone who can match Brady completely. We can’t possibly mention all of his accomplishments, even his Wikipedia has holes in it. We would be here for the next 10 years if we tried to list all of them!
He was not just the best NFL player we’ve ever seen, but it is highly unlikely that anyone will ever be able to achieve all that he has. It is physically impossible. If someone managed to, it might even break the universe.
Charlie Weis, a former offensive coordinator of New England, who worked with Brady even states that he ‘does not see, in his lifetime, anyone winning anywhere near the number of championships Tom Brady had.’
What About Joe Burrow?
We are going to answer this because we know it is on some people’s minds. Joe Burrow has got astounding amounts of talent, and we cannot deny that a few people are thinking it is possible.
However, Burrow will likely not reach the level of success Brady did, however, he could come close, but it is too early to say.
Burrow did lead one of the biggest underdogs to the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly 35 years. Sure, okay, they did lose, however, let’s not forget that the Cincinnati Bengals have barely broken even in their win-loss rates in the last decade, whereas the Rams have been doing better.
They only lost by 3 points in that final touchdown with less than 2 minutes left on the clock, so Burrow has potential. However, we will need to see him in action for a few more years before we can tell if he has any magic.
Never To Be Matched Again.
We can consider Joe Burrow all we like, and while he may have potential, it is unlikely that whatever magic he brings to the game will be close to Brady’s magic.
Brady had something special, and he racked up achievements like we have never seen before in the NFL. That is part of what made him so special. He was something we never knew we would see. He was what we never anticipated.
So, we will not see another Brady in this lifetime, or maybe ever. However, we will see plenty of great players, and we are sure that Burrow may make that list.
But, there will never be another Brady.