Tom Brady looks to be the first player to break the curse that has been haunting QBs since the Super Bowl's inception.
If Tom Brady wins Super Bowl LII he will become the first player in history with six rings. He already has more Super Bowl wins than any other quarterback who has ever played the game. He holds a host of other records for the Super Bowl, playoffs, and regular season. The man is the most accomplished player to ever step foot on the gridiron. He is unequivocally the greatest quarterback of all time. With a win on Sunday, he can further cement this position.
If (read: when) Tom Brady wins his sixth ring, he will accomplish something neither he, nor any other QB in history has ever managed to do. In the five times in the Super Bowl era that the NFL's passing yards leader has made it to the big game, he has been met with a loss.
This isn't the first time Brady has been afflicted by this Super Bowl curse. In his record setting 2007 season, Brady and the Patriots marched to the Super Bowl with every game on the schedule landing in the win column. Tom Brady led the league in passing yards that year while breaking several quarterback records (some that still stand, some that have since been broken). He met his demise in the Super Bowl at the hands of the New York Giants and the same curse that doomed Dan Marino, Kurt Warner, and Rich Gannon before him (and Peyton Manning after).
This won't be the first time that Tom Brady has done something no other quarterback in the history of the game has accomplished. Anyway, Boston has an affinity for breaking curses.
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