Tom Brady is embracing the journey as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers star prepares to make a impressive 10th Super Bowl look.
Brady – a 6-time Super Bowl champion – guided the Buccaneers earlier the leading-seeded Inexperienced Bay Packers 31-26 in Sunday’s NFC Championship Recreation.
The 43-yr-aged quarterback, who is in his initially time with the Buccaneers after 20 trophy-laden campaigns at the New England Patriots, led Tampa Bay to the NFL showpiece for the 1st time because 2003.
Tampa Bay will grow to be the very first workforce in NFL historical past to play a residence Tremendous Bowl – at Raymond James Stadium, the place defending champions the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs await on February 7 – and 4-time Tremendous Bowl MVP Brady revelled in the achievement.
“Every person stepped up to a obstacle.”
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) January 25, 2021
“It truly is been a good journey hence significantly. We put the operate in and a lot of fellas just embraced almost everything,” Brady explained to reporters right after completing 20 of 36 passes for 280 yards, 3 touchdowns and a few 2nd-50 % interceptions.
“When Bruce Arians bought in this article very last year, there was a ton of great points that had been happening, a ton of good young gamers and I just created the conclusion and like coming to function every working day with this group of men and we have labored really hard to get to this level.
“It is a hard activity, we have experienced a number of difficult video games in a row and the next just one will be genuinely challenging far too, but we know what we’re enjoying for.
“We’ve acquired two months to put together, it really is going to be a wonderful opponent and it’ll be a actually fascinating few of months for us.”
Brady – who will go head-to-head with reigning Tremendous Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl LV – now has a lot more playoff wins since turning 35 (17) than any other quarterback has in his whole career, for every Stats Perform.
Tampa Bay’s Brady became the 3rd player all-time with three-plus touchdown passes and a few-additionally interceptions in a convention championship recreation, signing up for Joe Montana (1981 NFC Championship) and Mark Malone (1984 AFC Championship).
— NFL (@NFL) January 24, 2021
It was also the fourth time Brady has thrown three-in addition interceptions in a playoff game, and his teams are 3-1 in all those matchups (most these kinds of wins all-time) – his sides are -9 when he has 3-as well as interceptions in a standard-time sport.
This was the 20th situation Brady has led his staff to 30-as well as factors in a postseason activity – no other player has even half that total (second is Troy Aikman with 9). Brady’s groups are 18-2 in those video games.
Brady will feature in his 10th Tremendous Bowl – the next most by a participant is 6 by Mike Lodish and Stephen Gostkowski, after the Buccaneers grew to become the fifth team all-time to acquire a few street video games in a one postseason.