Tom Brady has won the Super Bowl seven times. Who wouldn’t want to bedazzle their hands with those rings or other tchotchkes one might find through faceted search just to live vicariously? That’s one more than any other NFL franchise has won and it’s the biggest reason most football experts consider Brady the greatest quarterback of all time.
But which of those Super Bowl titles were the best performance by Brady? The former University of Michigan star has had some outstanding games in the Super Bowl but these are his best.
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Here is a look at Tom Brady’s best four performances in the Super Bowl:
4. Super Bowl LV, 2021
This was Brady’s seventh and most recent championship and the one that proved he could win a title without Bill Belichick.
Brady also had his highest quarterback rating in any Super Bowl with a 125.8 after throwing for three touchdown passes and completing 21-of-29 passes.
Brady helped lead the Tampa Bay Bucs crush the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 and was named MVP of the Super Bowl for the fifth time in his career.
3. Super Bowl XXXVIII, 2003
This was the first dominant performance by Brady in a Super Bowl as he threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots 32-29 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Brady led his team to the game-winning field goal on a 47-yard drive in the final 1:08. Adam Vinatieri booted a 41-yard field goal to win it with nine seconds left in the game.
2. Super Bowl XLIX, 2014
Brady threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns in a game that went down to the wire as the Patriots edged the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.
His four touchdown tosses went to four different players with Brandon LaFell, Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman each catching one. The final two scores came in the fourth quarter and helped the Pats overcome a 24-14 deficit.
The Patriots clinched the win in the final seconds when Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson in the end zone.
Brady was named the game’s most valuable player for the third time.
1. Super Bowl LI, 2016
This game wasn’t Brady’s best game statistically, but it was an incredibly clutch performance as he led the Patriots to 34-28 win in overtime after overcoming a 28-3 deficit midway through the third quarter.
The Patriots tied the game in the final minute of regulation when Brady connected with Amendola on a two-point conversion with 57 seconds remaining.
Then in overtime, Brady completed five straight passes to set up the winning touchdown by James White.
Brady finished the game by completing 43-of-62 passes for 466 yards and two touchdowns. He threw the ball when the Falcons knew he had to throw and led his team to the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Of course, he was named the game’s MVP in what was his greatest Super Bowl performance.