Maybe Tom Brady should change his team jersey number from 12 to number 1. The guy just keeps winning! But he is no rookie to receive this award. It is his second time, 16 years later. The SI Sportsman of the Year award is awarded to the athlete whose year’s performance represents and dictates the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) works in the pocket against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
For Tom Brady, a 7-time consecutive Super Bowl Champion, and is 44 years old, does not just wake up and think it is just another Sunday. It is more like, let’s do this! The greatest thing about Tom’s attitude is he enjoys playing football. Playing the game is still fun for him, probably why he is still great because he still feels the love that motivates and inspires him.
As of now, Brady leads the league with 34 touchdown passes. He became the first player to throw 600 touchdown passes in October. And the Tampa Bay Bucs have a 9-3 record while leading the league in scoring at 31.4 points per game. Is it called luck? No, it is called Tom Brady!
Brady is committed. He is genuine. He has a healthy lifestyle off the field. He works hard and trains hard while at the same time helping his teammates be better with his advice. He is a leader. Once seen and evaluated as a backup quarterback who would struggle in the NFL has proved all the naysayers wrong. Tom worked hard over the years. He found his style of play and became the GOAT!