Tom Brady is considered by many, if not most, to be the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
Brady was a lightly regarded sixth round pick out of the University of Michigan, who led the Wolverines to an Orange Bowl win against Alabama in the 2000 Orange Bowl before preparing for the NFL Draft process.
As he began his first NFL season with the New England Patriots, the expectations were low.
With Brady preparing for his first season in the league, he turned to Patriots owner Robert Kraft and shared less than 15 words that would live on in history, and showed the former Michigan product to be something of a prophet:
“Hi, I’m Tom Brady and I’m the best decision this organization has ever made,” the All-World Quarterback has been quoted as saying.
Since then, Brady went on to lead the Patriots to six Super Bowl championships, starting with 2002’s upset victory over Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce and the St. Louis Rams.
The following are what Brady’s seven Super Bowl rings look like.
Thankfully, Brady won’t have to part with the rings in the wake of his divorce with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen, as popular social media memes have joked, because these ring designs are impressive to say the least.
Tom Brady’s 2001 Super Bowl Ring
This ring commemorates the Patriots’ 2002 victory over the Rams by a score of 20-17, their first Super Bowl win with the former Michigan product at the helm.
The game catapulted Brady into becoming one of, if not the most clutch quarterbacks in NFL history.
This ring includes the score of the game on the side, which was one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history at the time.
Tom Brady’s 2003 Super Bowl Ring
This second Tom Brady Super Bowl ring is listed for sale at $100,000 on GSpawn.com.
It is emblazoned with the words “15 straight” commemorating the team’s 15 consecutive victories to end the 2003-2004 season.
The game was played on February 1, 2004 as Brady and the Patriots defeated Jake Delhomme and the Carolina Panthers in Houston, Texas.
From the side angle, it looks quite similar to Tom and the team’s 2001 rings.
Tom Brady’s 2004 Super Bowl Ring
The Patriots added a third title in 2004. By this time, Brady had become a bonafide superstar.
His ratings on the John Madden football games of the day began to soar, and he was universally recognized as an elite quarterback.
New England defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Jacksonville, Florida, removing all doubt of who the best team in the league was at the time.
Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens and the Eagles fought valiantly to the final seconds of the game, but Brady and the Pats came out with the win, and a new set of rings, as shown below.
This ring was listed for auction from former Patriots linebacker Tully Banta-Cain on the website Heritage Auctions, and sold in February 2020.
Tom Brady’s 2014 Super Bowl Ring
Brady’s fourth Super Bowl ring came 10 years after his previous one, an incredible feat that first began to clue the sports world in to his incredible capacity for sustained winning on football’s biggest stage.
The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks after cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson near the goal line.
Brady was later shown flashing his ring collection in public, as shown by the Patriots’ Twitter account.
They were Brady and the Patriots’ biggest Super Bowl rings ever at the time.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 15, 2015
The rings feature a design with all four of Brady and the Pats’ Lombardi trophies on the front.
Tom Brady’s 2016 Super Bowl Ring
Brady and the Patriots defeated the NFC’s Atlanta Falcons by a final score of 34-28 in Super Bowl LI, completing the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.
The rings matched the grandiosity of the event, with all five Super Bowl trophies crammed onto one ring.
The result is something incredible for fans of Brady and the Patriots, as shown in the pictures below from Heritage Auctions, where a ring was sold in 2019 for “$144,000 or more.”
Tom Brady’s 2018 Super Bowl Ring
February 3, 2019 marked Brady’s last Super Bowl victory with the Patriots as the Foxboro, Massachusetts based team defeated Jared Goff’s Los Angeles Rams by a final score of 13-3.
Brady passed for 262 yards as New England relied on the running of Sony Michel and a stout defense to bring home the victory.
Tom Brady’s 2020 Super Bowl Ring
Brady’s flight south to the city colorfully referred to as ‘The Big Guava’ led to his successful debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brady and Bucs defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by a shocking final score of 31-9, as Brady took down rival Patrick Mahomes en route to his historic seventh Super Bowl title.
The rings for Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win are shown below, courtesy of Buccaneers.com.
Brady became the oldest QB to ever win the Super Bowl at age 41, as Tampa Bay captured its second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history.
The Bucs’ Super Bowl rings featured a gold and silver design, in contrast to the Patriots’ silver rings.
It includes a whopping 319 diamonds, an ode to the final score of Super Bowl LV.
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