There is a lot of money involved in American Football, players sign contracts with teams for over $140 million, but who is the highest paid NFL player is the question everybody has. Well, it was a close competition between two outstanding players Andrew Luck and Tom Brady. If our resources are good the highest paid NFL player is, in fact, Tom Brady. If you want to know a little more about Tom Brady, read through this article and find out how he became the highest paid NFL athlete.
He was born on 3, August 1977 in San Mateo, California. From early years, he was a fan of American football as a kid he went to games of San Francisco 49ers. At the time his idol was the quarterback Joe Montana. Later on, he grew up to be a Boston Celtics fan. In high school, he played a variety of sports football, baseball, basketball and more. He became a quarterback and held that position until he graduated.
He was more passionate about football than any other sport, even though he was very successful in Baseball he was determined to chase his football career and became professional one day. His career started in College where he played for the University of Michigan.
For the first two years, he was the backup quarterback for the team, then from 1998 to 1999, he was playing in every single game. In two of the seasons when Tom Brady was playing for the Michigan he achieved a 20-5 record. His college career finished with 710 attempts and 442 completions.
Professional NFL player
He was selected by New England Patriots in the 2000 NFL draft and he plays for the Patriots ever since. Over his Professional career, he was awarded 4 Super Bowl MVP awards which are the most that a player has ever gotten, also Brady was selected to 12 Pro Bowls and he managed to lead Patriots to 14 division titles more than any other quarterback in the history of American football. Due to all of his accomplishments, a lot of analysts and the media are considering Tom Brady to be the best and greatest quarterback of all time.
The 2015 season led to Brady’s 161 victories with the Patriots and with that he surpassed the former record holder Brett Favre who was playing for Green Bay Packers. Within the first 5 games of the 2015 season he threw a total of 14 touchdowns with only single one interception and in the end of the year, he was ranked to be the No. 2 best American football player in the world.
2016 season he made his debut on October 9 and lead the Patriots to victory against Cleveland Browns with three touchdowns. This year Brady was named the Pro Bowl for the 8-time straight season and 12th time overall. He also hit his 208 wins with Patriots that is more than any other quarterback ever had in the history of NFL.