Who Is The First NFL Quarterback To Win 5 Super Bowl Rings In Football?
Tom Brady is the first and so far only quarterback to win six Super Bowl rings, the most by any player in NFL history, having two more than the next ones, Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. Brady has played his whole career with the New England Patriots and won all six of his titles with them. While today Brady may be considered one of the greatest football players ever today, he was hardly expected to be a star quarterback in the NFL. Brady was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, considered physically frail and skinny. 19 seasons and 6 Super Bowl titles later, Brady is said to be the greatest draft steal in NFL history. His pairing with Coach Bill Belichick seems to have been made in heaven, as they are considered to be the most successful Player-Coach duo in history.
Super Bowl wins
Tom Brady's first start came in the 2001 season after the Patriots' starting quarterback got injured during week 2. That same season, Brady won his first Super Bowl title beating the Saint Louis Rams as a starter. The Patriots had never won a Super Bowl, and the Rams were considered big favorites to win it all. In the 2003 and 2004 seasons, Brady did it again, winning the title three times in four years. By 2004, Brady had raised the Lombardi trophy every time he reached the Super Bowl, a streak that would end in the 2007 season, where the Pats lost Super Bowl XLII to the New York Giants.
The fourth Super Bowl ring would come in 2014, where Brady and his teammates beat the Seahawks in a thrilling game that ended with a 28-24 win. But Tom Brady's most exciting Super Bowl win was yet to come, in 2016 the New England Patriots faced the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. After trailing 28-3 during the third quarter, the Patriots came back with a superb presentation by Tom Brady and sent the game to overtime, the first time ever that a Super Bowl was decided in OT. The game finished with Brady celebrating a fifth (and already record-breaking) Super Bowl ring. The latest of Tom Brady's rings came in the 2018 season, where the Pats beat the Los Angeles Rams in a low scoring game. When asked which ring is the most important to him, Tom Brady answered: "The next one."
In four of his six Super Bowl wins Brady was named the MVP also a league record. In addition to those, he is also a three-time regular-season MVP and has more Super Bowl appearances than any other player in NFL history.
Other than an April Fool's prank in 2019, Brady has no plans to retire and in his forties keeps fighting for his seventh ring with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.