Tom Brady Only Has His Eyes On ‘the Ultimate Prize’ as Talks of Eighth Super Bowl Do Rounds

Published 04/10/2021, 12:25 PM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates in the final seconds of their 31 to 26 win over the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


For Tom Brady, his only real opponent in the NFL is himself. The quarterback has achieved what no professional footballer has been able to throughout the entirety of the league’s history.

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Seven Super Bowl titles. Tom Brady won his historic seventh last season after beating defending champions Kansas City Chiefs. Brady who had won his previous six titles with the New England Patriots once again proved his doubters wrong as he won the Lombardi Trophy in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Soon following the historic feat, the Buccaneers signed the quarterback on for two more years with a $50 million contract. Thus with Brady set to play 2022, the quarterback promptly declared his ambition to win an eighth Super Bowl.

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Tom Brady eyeing eighth Super Bowl

During a segment of Undisputed, former NFL player Shannon Sharpe discussed whether it was premature for Brady to start talking about an eighth Super Bowl.

But Sharpe said that for a man like Tom Brady, winning that Super Bowl is all that matters.

“The thing is that when you’re as accomplished as Tom Brady, and you still continue to play, why else would you be playing if it wasn’t for eight? said Sharpe.

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“Because, at this juncture, when you’re as accomplished as him, wins don’t matter. Division titles don’t matter. Passing records don’t matter. You play for the ultimate prize,” he added.

Brady’s record of seven Super Bowl wins is probably something that won’t be beaten anytime soon by anyone. Apart from Tom Brady himself, that is.

The Buccaneers have retained all their offensive and defensive starters from Super Bowl LV. This firmly puts the Bucs in prime position to defend its crown.

Doing that will enable Tom Brady to claim Super Bowl #8. And that according to Sharpe is what ultimately drives the legendary QB to play on.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signals after winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“He’s enjoyed that feeling, that taste, more than any other player in NFL history. So we know why he continues to play. It’s because he wants to get to #8,” said Sharpe.

With the New England Patriots being the last team to defend its Super Bowl title, do you feel Brady can rewrite the history books yet again by running it back in 2021?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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