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The Lord of the Rings: Tom Brady reaches for his seventh Super Bowl title with Tampa

Star quarterback Tom Brady grabs his seventh ring at the 55th Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. And the NFL superstar is far from over. He still wants to play - and that until he is 45 years old.

He is undoubtedly the G.O.A.T., the greatest of all time - Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, known as Tom. The gracious title that was once created for Muhammad Ali also suits the less powerful quarterback (playmaker). Because the footballer has long been his own monument.

When the 43-year-old Californian came on Monday night (kick-off 0.30 a.m., Per seven and DAZN) is in his tenth Super Bowl, against his designated successor on the quarterback throne, Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, then he can set another, it seemed, all-time record: no player had seven championship rings on fingers. Brady's six rings with the New England Patriots after the 2019 title were already unique.

Especially since Brady was 41.5 years old on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Most victories as a player, most as a quarterback - there really wasn't a better time to triumphantly retire than after that meager 13: 3 against the Los Angeles Rams. Actually.

But Brady not only has a remarkable physique that makes him look ten years younger when you meet him. He also has an unrestrained ambition. When the experts whispered that it could - and should - now come to an end With that era of the team Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick at the Patriots, called "dynasty" in the USA, both decided to carry on. Amazingly, as Brady's most important teammate, tight end Rob Gronkowski, declared his career over six weeks after winning the title.

Without the athletic clearer, who had cleared the space for Brady's miracle throws over the years, it should be difficult for the superstar, the US experts agreed. And they could feel right when Brady was knocked out of the consolation round for the actual play-offs against the Tennessee Titans the following season. The voices that he was too old increased.

Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the season

About a year after Gronkowski's resignation, Brady declared on March 17, 2020 that he wanted to leave the Patriots after an incomparable career. Three days later, the football world was amazed to learn that the mega playmaker would continue his career - with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They could hardly believe their luck, which they had allegedly helped with a 25 million dollar contract for Brady. Especially since Gronkowski announced his resignation a week later in order to follow his master to Florida.

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Super Bowl I (1967): The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles by 35:10. Packers quarterback Bart Starr (picture) is named MVP. Dixieland trumpeter Al Hirt performs at half-time. ©

The university and cultural city on the Gulf of Mexico has not been mentioned in the context of top NFL football since 2002, when the Bucs won the only Super Bowl, as they are known. After a bumpy start The Brady / Bucs liaison became a love affair - which in the second half of the season was also due to Gronkowski, who made his comeback in Tampa Bay - because he was able to play with Brady. The Buccaneers got better from game to game, including Brady - and so he did what no other team in Super Bowl history did: the entry into a final at home, which despite Corona 22,000 spectators can be there.

For the Crown Prince of the League, Patrick Mahomes (You can read a portrait of Brady's opponent in the Super Bowl tomorrow in SPORTBUZZER), by the way, regardless of the outcome of the game, there is bad news on the way to the throne: Brady said in a press conference that he would play until 45 if he stayed fit.