I think less is more when describing my Man Crush of the Month. So I'll keep it short & sweet. Whether you want to agree with it or not, Tom Brady is a great underdog story. A lot of people forget...
He was a backup his first two years at Michigan.
He wasn't drafted until the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft (199th pick).
Tom started the 2000 season as the fourth string quarterback.
Yet, the next year, in only his second season in the NFL, he won his first Super Bowl and was named the MVP.
Did you know? Tom was also drafted as a catcher in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos.
Besides being able to feed and cloth the hungry and poor with just the glance of his eye, it is rumored that he has also found a cure for cancer. Anyway, I will let his stats do the talking for this month's man crush.
NFL RECORD & STATS
Highest total passing touchdowns in a regular season: 50 (2007)
Highest total passing touchdowns in a season: 56 (2007)
Highest total passing touchdowns in a single quarter: 5 (2009)
Highest completion percentage in a single game: 92.9% (2007)
Largest touchdown to interception difference: +42 (2007)
NFL record for most consecutive wins in post season: 10 (2001, 2003, 2004)
Tied for most completions in a Super Bowl: 32 (XXXVIII)
Most career Super Bowl completions: 100 (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII)
Most games with three or more touchdown passes: 12 (2007)
Most touchdown passes in a month: 20 (October 2007)
Only quarterback to start and win 3 Super Bowls before his 28th birthday.
Most career overtime wins without a defeat: 7-0
Most consecutive playoff wins by a quarterback: 10 (2001, 2003, 2004)
Most consecutive completions to start a career without an interception: 162
Only quarterback to have 3+ passing touchdowns in 10 straight games.
Three Super Bowl victories and one lucky pass/catch away from having his 4th.
In all fairness to prove he isn't without blemish I saved this video for last. The first few stiff, akward opening seconds of this video is priceless.
How does this video not have one million hits?!