Tom Brady Achieves Another Humongous Feat; But Was This Well Deserved?

Published 12/21/2021, 4:47 AM EST
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady has broken a record yet again. He was voted for the Pro Bowl on Monday, making him the first player in the NFL history with monumental 15 Pro Bowls. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has broken the five-way tie between Peyton Manning, Tony Gonzalez, Bruce Matthews and Merlin Olsen, who all have 14 Pro Bowls each.

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Tom Brady was one of the five players elected to the 2022 Pro Bowls, and the remaining squad will be named on Wednesday. The other four Pro Bowlers being Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp, Jonathan Taylor and Travis Kelce.

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However, the question lies; did Brady deserve the honor? Considering the fact that the Buccaneers were held to a shutout against the Saints the day before. It was by far the most disappointing loss for the Tom Brady side, not just for the season but for the first time in the past 15 years.

Did Tom Brady deserve the Pro Bowl?

Yet the Buccaneers with a loss Sunday night still lead the NFC South with a reputed 10-4 record. And as per the question lies, yes Brady well deserved the honor. After all, he is leading the league in touchdown passes (36) and passing yards (4,438) even though he couldn’t make it up to the scoreboard on Sunday.

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And so, Sunday was definitely the most depressing night for the GOAT in his last 255 starts. He simply deserved to be honored with a Pro Bowl. He still amazes his fans and haters at this age with these humongous numbers up the stat table. And his dynamic with the team is just unmatchable in any aspect.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on the road to meet the Carolina Panthers for their Week 16 matchup. And the Bucs will do everything to even out their disappointing meet with the Saints. Being the No. 3 seed in the NFC, Tampa still lags behind Green Bay and Dallas for the top spot.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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