Answering Google's top questions about Tom Brady
Often referred to as the “G.O.A.T” — aka the Greatest of All Time — the former sixth-round draft pick and seven-time Super Bowl winner has enjoyed one of the most astonishing careers of any sports figure.
The 43-year-old collected his most recent Super Bowl in February, while he secretly played with a torn MCL — an injury development many of us just learned about in the news last week.
It’s no wonder so many are intrigued by this enigmatic quarterback. From his diet, to his work ethic, his fierce reputation on the field, and his Hollywood lifestyle off of it, the sports world is constantly buzzing over Brady.
If you’re curious to learn more about the superstar signal caller, read below to find the answers to some of the most popular questions asked about Brady, according to Google.
1. What is Tom Brady’s diet?
Brady has flipped the script on Father Time by following a clean, plant-based diet, void of sugar, dairy, and nightshade vegetables, like the tomato.
Brady is not vegan
According to the TB12 website, which promotes Brady's personal health program, he consumes 80% plant-based foods and 20% animal-based foods. The rumor he is vegan is wholly untrue.
He also guzzles half of his body weight in ounces of water daily and mixes electrolytes into his drink.
His regimen may seem strict, but Brady leaves room for a little indulgence.
However, the one item you will never find him noshing on is the strawberry, because Brady dislikes the smell of the sweet, acidic fruit.
2. When is Tom Brady retiring?
The TB12 method has kept Brady in peak football shape, but the end of his career is likely imminent.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Brady affirmed, "I’ve always said 45 was the age that I wanted to reach and that was my goal. This year I’ll be 44, so next year I’ll be 45. I got a two-year contract [with Tampa Bay]."
Brady will return to New England
Chances are slim Brady will sign a short-term contract with New England to close out his career where he spent the majority of it, from 2000 to 2019.
Nonetheless, Brady will return to Foxborough at least one more time before he rides off into the sunset. In Week 4 of the 2021 season, he will square up against former coach Bill Belichick at Gillette Stadium.
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3. Is Tom Brady the G.O.A.T.?
He may not possess the greatest arm strength or run the fastest 40-yard dash, but it’s difficult to argue any other NFL quarterback — or player — is better.
The five-time Super Bowl MVP, three-time league MVP, and 14-time Pro Bowler has more Super Bowl titles (seven) than any one franchise. He also holds the record for most career touchdown passes, wins by a player (both regular season and postseason), and is on pace to break Drew Brees' all-time passing yards record.
Brady is a future first-ballot Hall of Famer
Based on the Pro Football Hall of Fame's rules for induction, Brady must wait five years from the time of his retirement to become eligible for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio. He undoubtedly will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, when that time comes.
4. Who is Tom Brady married to?
Brady's life off the field has generated nearly as many headlines as his football career.
In December 2006, he met supermodel Gisele Bündchen, and they officially started dating in 2007. The pair has been married since February 2009 and has two children together, Benny and Vivian.
Brady's eldest son, Jack, is from his previous relationship, with model and actress Bridget Moynahan, whom Brady split with just before he began dating Bündchen.
5. What is Brady's net worth?
In 2020, Brady made $25 million from his Bucs salary and tacked on another $1.125 million in performance-based incentives in the regular season, plus $1.75 million in the postseason.
His net worth is estimated at $250 million, which includes money from endorsement deals with companies like Under Armour, UGG, and IWC watches.
Bündchen is on pace to top $1 billion in lifetime earnings.
6. Where is Tom Brady from?
On Aug. 3, 1977, Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. was born in San Mateo, California.
Brady grew up a San Francisco 49ers fan and is the only son and fourth child of Thomas Brady Sr. and Galynn Brady.
7. Why is Tom Brady No. 12?
Brady wore No. 10 while he played college ball at Michigan and hoped to snag the same jersey number in the NFL.
Unfortunately for Brady, when he showed up for Patriots training camp as a rookie in 2000, punter Lee Johnson already laid claim to No. 10.
Team equipment manager Don Brocher placed the No. 12 jersey on Brady's locker, and the rest is history.
Brady's jersey number went on to become a major brand symbol for the quarterback, but he nearly had to surrender No. 12 when he signed with Tampa Bay in 2020.
Star receiver Chris Godwin previously owned Brady's jersey number, but Godwin offered to switch to No. 14 when Brady joined the team.
8. Why is Brady so good at football?
Aside from his stringent diet, Brady's work ethic and competitive nature are unparalleled.
He allegedly broke a paddle when receiver Danny Amendola defeated him in a friendly ping pong match, delivered a pep talk to his team to make sure they defeated a group of local firemen in a charity match, paid Patriots practice squad members who intercepted him, does brain exercises to stay mentally sharp, and uses his draft card as motivation to remind himself how far he has come.
There may be no one who hates losing more than Brady, and he's done just about everything right to ensure that winning is a constant in his life.