Selected by the New England Patriots as the 199th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft, Tom Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback in pro football history. He has seven Super Bowl rings, five Super Bowl MVP awards, and has won NFL MVP honors three times. He is one of only two starting quarterbacks to have won Super Bowls with two different teams and is the first NFL player to win titles in three different decades. Having completed his 21st NFL season, Brady holds more than 50 NFL records and is one of the longest-tenured players in league history.
After leading the Patriots through two decades of dominance, Brady cemented his GOAT status by taking the Buccaneers to a title in his first season in Tampa. This fully illustrated book celebrates Brady’s career with passionate and vivid prose, supreme photographic images, and call-out quotes. In addition, dozens of personal anecdotes and recollections about Brady from prominent members of the NFL community enhance this nostalgic experience.
David Fischer has written more than two dozen books on sports, including The Super Bowl: The First Fifty Years of America’s Greatest Game; Derek Jeter #2:Thanks for the Memories; The New York Yankees of the 1950s: Mantle, Stengel, Berra, and a Decade of Dominance; and Big Papi: David Ortiz, Thanks for the Memories.
"The legend grows. Ten trips to the Super Bowl? Seven championships? Upend your life at age 43 and write a quasi-fictional chapter for your memoir by winning a seventh title with a new team? Tom Brady has done all this by walking two amazing tightropes during his illustrious career. The first is inside the locker room, where, despite being a mega-celebrity (and also being married to one) whose notoriety far transcends the sport of professional football, he has carefully managed to remain “One of the Guys," which is hard enough for any quarterback to do, let alone one who has now won an unimaginable seven Super Bowls. The second tightrope is the one he has walked outside the locker room; there he has negotiated an active non-hermit public life as a family man going to his kids’ games as the husband of a supermodel whose fame and visibility in her own world may exceed his own in his world, all while constructing an invisible shield to somehow keep the public at bay. In Tom Brady: A Celebration of Greatness on the Gridiron David Fischer shows how Tom Brady pulls all this off.” --Bob Ryan, sports columnist emeritus, the Boston Globe
“The tale of Tom Brady feels less like a true story than it does one of the great American myths we used to tell in legends and comic books. An ordinary man comes from humble beginnings, gets overlooked and underestimated, but achieves greatness and becomes an inspiration to others. You half expect to find out he was rocketed to Earth as a child. But in Tom Brady: A Celebration of Greatness on the Gridiron, David Fischer makes this unbelievable saga believable as well as anybody has. And Fischer does the impossible: he makes this superhuman quarterback seem human.” --Jerry Thornton, author of Six Rings: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots
"Many authors have attempted to unlock the secret of Tom Brady's success, but none has taken a deeper dive than David Fischer in this provocative new book. Fischer mirrors Brady's approach to the game--he's relentless and no detail is too small to be considered. From Brady's California roots to his startling success in Tampa, Fischer weaves a riveting tale about one of the singular athletes of our era.You won't find a more perceptive and entertaining examination of Tom Brady's life and times on any bookshelf." --Ira Kaufman, columnist for JoeBucsFan and former sports reporter for United Press International and the Tampa Tribune