New England Patriots

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is retiring from football after 22 seasons, and he’s doing it as the greatest winner the National Football League has ever seen.

Brady retires with seven Super Bowl championships, more than any player and more than any one franchise in NFL history. His first six titles, of course, came with the New England Patriots in a dynastic partnership with head coach Bill Belichick.

It shouldn’t have shocked anyone, then, that Brady went on to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for a seventh time as the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady finished his career with a 35-12 playoff record between the Pats and Bucs, and owns the most Super Bowl MVP awards in history with five.

Brady also has by far the most game-winning drives in playoff history, with 14. John Elway sits in a distant second place with six. Ultimately, Brady ought to be synonymous with the Lombardi Trophy and the Super Bowl.

Keep scrolling for a look back through Brady’s unparalleled football career and seven Super Bowl wins.

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