Tom Brady has always measured greatness by winning championships, a feat that cemented his GOAT status by winning his seventh Super Bowl championship last season – the pinnacle for any player in NFL history. While Brady has the most NFL leagues for any player in the league’s 101-year history, there was one feat he didn’t accomplish until last season that a Hall of Fame quarterback achieved.
Peyton Manning was the only quarterback in NFL history to start and win a Super Bowl title with two different franchises. According to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback coach Clyde Christensen, Brady wanted to match Manning’s impressive branding this year.
Low and lo and behold, Brady has matched his longtime rival.
“He said one of the things that seemed really fun and inspiring to him is what Peyton did in Denver,” Christensen told Zach Gelb on CBS Sports Radio Wednesday. “There was something about that challenge that just hit (Brady). “Hey, I’m going to see if I can do it again somewhere else.”
“I think the challenge was a huge thing for him. Twenty-one years is a long time. Sometimes there is time for a change. He said several times that he was impressed by it and that it seemed fun and challenging. “