Tom Brady is regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time. His astounding success has led him to seven Super Bowl rings. That total is more than any other player or coach in NFL history.
Winning six Super Bowls with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, Brady moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one his seventh Super Bowl. So, Tom Brady has seven rings.
The three-time MVP winner has an additional three losses in the Super Bowl, all coming as a member of the Patriots. The 45-year-old quarterback still leads the Buccaneers, who sit as one of the Super Bowl LVII favorites.
Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Championships
Tom Brady has a whopping seven championship rings. In other words, he has had seven successful trips to America’s biggest game and seven championship parades. Plus, he’s no stranger to Disney World.
Brady has more Super Bowl wins than any NFL franchise.
He has more Super Bowl wins than the NFC North, NFC South, and AFC South.
Tom holds the record for most Super Bowl passing yards with 3,039 over his 10 Super Bowl appearances.
Brady holds the record for most passing yards in a Super Bowl, with 505 yards in New England’s Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018.
Brady is the oldest player ever to win a Super Bowl. He was 43 and 188 days old when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV in 2021.
Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) – Patriots defeated Rams, 20-17
The Patriots weren’t supposed to be anywhere near a Super Bowl after going 5-11 in 2000. But, an impressive regular season turnaround got them into the playoffs as the AFC East winners.
A very young Tom Brady had his work cut out against the NFC champion St. Louis Rams, a team that went 14-2 in the regular season. A 24-year-old Brady won his first ring pulling off the upset over the 14-point favorite.
Brady only tossed for 145 yards, but his big moment came in the last minute, 21 seconds. He led a drive downfield to set up a game-winning 48-yard field goal for Adam Vinatieri. That final drive for Brady was enough to earn his first Super Bowl MVP.
The win might not have come in good faith: the Patriots allegedly videotaped the Rams’ practice the day before the Super Bowl. The allegations were never proven.
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Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) – Patriots defeated Panthers, 32-29
Brady showed out for his second Super Bowl appearance, going 32 of 48 for 354 yards and three touchdowns. This was a performance deserving of the Super Bowl MVP.
The Patriots held as much as an 11-point lead early in the fourth quarter, which dissipated in the final two minutes. Vinatieri came in clutch again for New England as the kicker hit another game-winning 41-yard field goal. Brady orchestrated a drive to set up the kick in the last 70 seconds.
The game is regarded as one of the greatest Super Bowls.
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Super Bowl XXXIX (2005) – Patriots defeated Eagles, 24-21
Brady had a much more steady impact on the Patriots than opposing quarterback Donovan McNabb of the Eagles. Brady threw two touchdowns and went 22 of 33 for 236 yards. McNabb had three touchdowns and three interceptions while throwing for 357 yards.
The reason for McNabb’s up-and-down performance? It could have been McNabb’s preparation the night before. According to Eagles receiver Terrel Owens, McNabb went out drinking less than 24 hours before the biggest game of his career. There is a legend around that McNabb vomited in the huddle during the fourth quarter, but no video evidence has been recorded.
Brady helped the Patriots to a 10-point lead with 8 minutes and 40 seconds left in the game, enough to hold off a late comeback attempt from McNabb and the Eagles. Brady completed his only — and the NFL’s most recent — back-to-back championship runs with another narrow victory.
Super Bowl XLIX (2015) – Patriots defeated Seahawks, 28-24
Brady and New England took a decade-long sabbatical between championships, losing twice to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl.
The Patriots returned to glory against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. With a four-point lead against the defending champions, the Patriots were in danger of giving up the go-ahead touchdown.
That was until Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll made the controversial play call of passing on 2nd & goal with 26 seconds left from the 1-yard-line even though they had one of the most powerful running backs in NFL history, Marshawn Lynch. The result of the passing play was an interception with 20 seconds left.
Brady took home his third Super Bowl MVP trophy as he went 37 of 50 for 328 yards, tossing four touchdowns and two interceptions.
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Super Bowl LI (2017) – Patriots defeated Falcons, 34-28
In the most remarkable comeback in Super Bowl history, the Patriots came back after trailing 28–3 to win the only Super Bowl that required overtime.
Following Lady Gaga’s halftime performance, the Patriots still didn’t have it together. They were stopped on their first drive of the second half and went down 28-3 after the Falcons went on an 85-yard touchdown drive. New England slowly began to restore some hope, losing 28-9 after three quarters.
Brady, who ended the night 43 of 62 for 466 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, led the Patriots to 19 fourth-quarter points to force overtime. In overtime, Brady orchestrated a 75-yard game-winning drive that was finished off with a two-yard touchdown run from running back James White.
Super Bowl LIII (2019) – Patriots defeated Rams, 13-3
The final Super Bowl win of Brady’s Patriots career was not his best, but a championship nonetheless. It was the sixth Super Bowl win for the 41-year-old, passing Charles Haley for most Super Bowl wins.
In a matchup between the No. 2 seeds from both conferences, a 10-point fourth quarter was enough for New England to edge out the Los Angeles Rams. The stanch Patriots’ defense held the Rams to just three points and 260 yards.
Brady went 21 of 35 for 262 yards with an interception. There was certainly nothing left for Brady, right? That assumption was proven incorrect two years later in Super Bowl LV.
Super Bowl LV (2021) – Buccaneers defeated Chiefs, 31-9
Brady made up half of what sounded like a pulsating Super Bowl matchup in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The matchup featured Brady, the GOAT of the NFL, against Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the young superstar quarterback looking to lead the Chiefs to a second straight championship.
The game was not nearly as good as it sounded. The Buccaneers ran away with a three-score victory, becoming the first team to win the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Brady outdueled Mahomes as the veteran QB had three touchdowns and went 21 of 29 for 201 yards. Mahomes tossed two interceptions and went 26 of 49 for 270 yards.
Most Super Bowl wins among QBs
Brady is the only player with seven Super Bowls, followed by linebacker Charles Haley’s five Super Bowls. There are a total of 32 players who have won four Super Bowls. Here are the quarterbacks with the most Super Bowl championships.
Tom Brady — 7
Joe Montana — 4
Terry Bradshaw — 4
Troy Aikman — 3
Peyton Manning — 2
Eli Manning — 2
Jim Plunkett — 2
Bart Starr — 2
John Elway — 2
Roger Staubach — 2
Ben Roethlisberger — 2
Bob Griese — 2
I hope you enjoyed this article that explored the topic, “How many rings does Tom Brady have?”
By Nathan Dunn
Nathan is a sportswriter who lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
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