Saturday, February 24

How the GOAT legend began in Michigan

Quarterback Tom Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, 15-time Pro Bowler and three-time NFL MVP (in case you’ve only heard of him), officially retired from professional football Tuesday night. tomorrow, after a weekend of national confusion over whether he was really retiring.

After 22 seasons in the NFL (and a few extra offseason days), his case as the NFL’s GOAT (greatest of all time) solidifies, and we can finally look back on his career as a pro at his totality… and his time in college.

Before he was the GOAT with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was a kid, literally and also a baby GOAT, in Ann Arbor, with two seasons as the starting quarterback at Michigan.

Michigan QB Tom Brady poses during media day in Ann Arbor on August 14, 1998.

As a Michigan man, Brady worked his way into the Michigan passing record books despite splitting time with Drew Henson during his final season. More than two decades after Brady left Ann Arbor as a sixth-round NFL draft pick (199th overall), he remains 10th in Michigan in career touchdown passes (35), ninth in career passing yards (5,351) and tied for fourth in 200-yard rushing games (15).

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