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Tom Brady earns record 15th Pro Bowl appearance

Vincent Frank

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady continues to be in the thorn of the side of Hall of Famer Peyton Manning years after the latter retired from professional football.

On Monday, the NFL announced some of its Pro Bowl selections two days before the teams themselves are fully named to the public.

In what can’t be considered too much of a surprise, Tom Terrific earned his record 15th appearance in the otherwise meaningless exhibition game.

“On Monday, two days before the entire AFC and NFC rosters will be revealed, the NFL revealed the names of five players who have been voted into the 2022 Pro Bowl. One of those five was Tom Brady, who is now the first 15-time all-star in league history,” the Bucs announced, via their official website. “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback had been tied for first in all-time Pro Bowl berths with four other players, all of whom are now in the Hall of Fame: tight end Tony Gonzalez, quarterback Peyton Manning, offensive lineman Bruce Matthews and defensive tackle Merlin Olsen.”

As noted in the press release, Brady bests the likes of Peyton Manning, Tony Gonzalez, Bruce Matthews and Merlin Olsen — all of whom are featured in the Hall of Fame after earning 14 appearances in the Pro Bowl.

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Tom Brady continues to make history

Tom Brady Pro Bowl appearances
Dec 12, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass in the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Even after seeing his Buccaneers shutout by the Saints on Sunday night, Tom Brady continues to receive accolades around the NFL.

It was earlier in December that Brady bested Drew Brees for the most completions in NFL history. He already boasts the record for the most passing yards and passing touchdowns. Postseason included, Brady is also the first quarterback in league history with 700 passing touchdowns.

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None of this takes into account a record seven Super Bowl titles, including helping his Buccaneers hoist the Lombardi in his first season with the team last year.

Among the biggest accomplishments of Brady’s career, earning 15 Pro Bowls won’t come close to the others. However, it does go to tell us just how brilliant this dude has been even at the ripe age of 44.

This season alone, Brady leads the league in completions (404), attempts (602), passing yards (4,348) and passing touchdowns (36). That seems good.

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