Winning a Super Bowl in his first season with a new team in his 21st year in the league at the age of 43 just wasn’t enough in the legend that is Tom Brady. It is now known that Brady played all season with a fully torn MCL, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Brady injured his knee before training camp, but played through it all season. The most rest he saw was a day off of practice as the season wore on.
This news truly is remarkable, as Brady wasn’t used as a game manager or to only throw check downs, he was one of the best quarterbacks in the league statistically. He passed for 4,633 yards with 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and that doesn’t include his postseason numbers, which ended up helping him to his seventh Super Bowl ring.
The Jordan flu game or the Brady torn MCL Super Bowl season? Trying to quantify greatness is never easy, but Brady continues showing the world that he’s not just a product of Bill Belichick, but truly the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.
Brady appears to be on track after offseason surgery and even participated in offseason workouts with the team. All signs point toward Brady being even better than last season, which is scary.