Okay, we all know Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. Period.
Some would even consider him the GOAT of quarterbacks in NFL history. A main reason isn’t only his regular season play but the amount of Super Bowl rings he has where he needs more than one hand to count them all.
Seven Super Bowl championships.
That’s a lot. That, in fact, is the most out of any player in NFL history (per Sporting News’ Jacob Janower).
But, get this.
Brady was a part of the NFL Draft-A-Thon which included former NFL players, recently retired and former Brady teammate Julian Edelman, Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Mariano Rivera, Shannon Sharpe, Michael Strahan, among others. They were aiming to, as NFL.com stated, “bring awareness and fundraise for national nonprofit organizations supporting key issues that impact underserved communities: health disparities, bridging the digital divide, bringing awareness to the importance of mental health, and helping to solve food insecurity.”
During their time talking, a conversation presented itself on one of the Super Bowls Brady was in. Because let’s not forget that Brady was also in a total of 10 Super Bowls (per NBC Sports, which notes the nine Super Bowls Brady was a part of with the Patriots).
So, technically, Brady could have ten Super Bowls now, two handfuls.
Wahlberg, who’s known to be an avid Boston-area sports fan, including of the Patriots, brought this up:
“I wanna say one thing, Tom and I, and I know Julian (is) thinking the same thing, 18-1 we want that ring back,” Wahlberg said on the NFL’s Draft-A-Thon. “Forget the other seven. We want that ring back, Michael.”
Of course, Strahan was on that Giants team that shocked the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and snatching a ‘perfect’ season from the Patriots who were literally undefeated up until that point.
“…Tom’s seven Super Bowls, first of all, seven, which is ridiculous because if you’re a kid, you don’t know anything else besides Tom Brady being in a Super Bowl, that’s all you know…I know that that’s the one that bothers him the most, obviously,” Strahan said. “…I needed to retire, man, I’m out there 15 years on the D-Line getting beat up, a brother needed just one. Just let me have one.”
“He beats me and then he goes and takes Regis Philbin’s job,“ Brady replied back. “I mean, out of all the things that hurt…then rides off into the sunset.”
Sharpe wanted to chime in:
“Tom, I wanna ask, would you be willing to trade two Super Bowl rings to win that one Super Bowl?” Sharpe asked Brady. “You gotta trade two for one.”
Brady nodded his head and said: “I would. Let’s be real”.
All in good fun but, as Brady, said “let’s be real”. He’d trade those two rings for that one ‘perfect season’ ring any day.
And, of course, Strahan, wanted to make sure if he were to do the trade he’d get the two rings for Brady’s ring against the Giants and Strahan would take that trade, as well.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
- 1 “I wanna say one thing, Tom and I, and I know Julian (is) thinking the same thing, 18-1 we want that ring back,” Wahlberg said on the NFL’s Draft-A-Thon. “Forget the other seven. We want that ring back, Michael.”
- 2 “Tom, I wanna ask, would you be willing to trade two Super Bowl rings to win that one Super Bowl?” Sharpe asked Brady. “You gotta trade two for one.”
- 3 Brady nodded his head and said: “I would. Let’s be real”.
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