Tom Brady is first QB to make two all-decade teams

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Add another accomplishment to Tom Brady‘s legendary career: First quarterback ever named to two all-decade teams.

Brady was a unanimous choice for the 2010s all-decade team, which was his second honor after also making the 2000s all-decade team.

Among those joining Brady on both the 2010s all-decade team and the 2000s all-decade team were Bill Belichick, Julius Peppers, Devin Hester and Shane Lechler.

Chosen to both the 1990s and 2000s all-decade teams were Willie Roaf, Larry Allen and Warren Sapp.

Chosen to both the 1980s and 1990s all-decade teams were Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson, Sean Landeta, Ronnie Lott, Gary Zimmerman, Jerry Rice, Bruce Smith and Reggie White.

Chosen to both the 1970s and 1980s all-decade teams were Walter Payton, John Hannah, Mike Webster, Ted Hendricks, Jack Lambert, Billy Johnson Rick Upchurch and Chuck Noll.

Chosen to both the 1960s and 1970s all-decade teams were Dick Butkus, Bob Lilly, Merlin Olsen, Larry Wilson and Jim Bakken.

Making two all-decade teams is an impressive achievement — and particularly for Brady, doing it at the sport’s most important position.

28 responses to “Tom Brady is first QB to make two all-decade teams

  1. Wow! What an honor for Tom Brady and the entire Tampa Bay Buccaneer organization!

  2. Troy Aikman, pretty good QB, won three Super Bowls in 12 year career. He is now in the Hall of Fame.

    Tom Brady has done what Troy Aikman did twice in 19 years! Think about that.

  3. Ya Tom’s old.

    I hope the Bucs make the playoffs exactly in the 7th NFC slot next season for maximum conspiracy outrage.

  4. northpackalacky says:
    April 6, 2020 at 2:12 pm
    Wow! What an honor for Tom Brady and the entire Tampa Bay Buccaneer organization!
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    I’m not sure how this is in any way an honor for the Bucs organization, but wish them well.

  5. BB is the first GM and Coach to make them as well. Thanks for drafting and developing Brady, BB.

    Real fans know the greatest NFL mind ever had a lot to do with his success coming out of the 6th rd, almost entirely undrafted.

  6. I’ve watched every game of his NFL career. If you wanted fantasy football stats, get Rivers or Goff.

    If you ever want to see the best, it’s Brady.

  7. I would add this isn’t a coincidence of timing, it’s not like his big run was from 2005-2015 which happened to span 2 decades. Brady’s relevance and 1st Super Bowl kicked off in 2001 and ran all the way up to 2020. a FULL two decades of top performance

  8. Great accomplishment but partly due to the era he plays in. Rule changes allowed him to play at a high level into his 40s which would have been unthinkable for previous QBs who were a shell of themselves by their late 30s due to all the hits they took.

  9. But, but he missed those ota s boohoo hoo, ty. Greatest Of All Time, BB lucky because peewee Herman would have gotten at least 5 of those championships.

  10. Now that I think of it, Peewee Herman probably would’ve known to start Malcolm Butler against the Eagles. But Bill made him sit, even after some injuries in secondary and had to teach him a lesson. Only problem was, everyone paid for it.

  11. fritz96 says:
    April 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Great accomplishment but partly due to the era he plays in.

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    All the players who accomplished the most in their eras are products of their eras. It doesn’t in any way reduce the accomplishment. In this golden age of QBs we’ve been in the last 20 years, we have a couple others who’ve won more than one SB, a few who’ve won one SB, and a few who meet or exceed Brady in one stat or another. But NONE who come anywhere close to putting it all together the way he has, with 6 rings. Six! It’s crazy.

  12. Gee, all the Pats fanboys drooling over the past. It’s over, and it’s going to be delightful to watch the LEAST respected organization get its just desserts for yrs to come. The only thing better than that will be hearing their fans excuses.

  13. didnthearwhat says:
    April 6, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Now that I think of it, Peewee Herman probably would’ve known to start Malcolm Butler against the Eagles. But Bill made him sit, even after some injuries in secondary and had to teach him a lesson. Only problem was, everyone paid for it.

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    I still don’t get that decision, but even with it, it took arguably the greatest QB performance in a SB ever to beat them, and they won it the following year (while the Eagles have come nowhere close since), so some consolation for what some might argue is a lost 7th ring.

  14. I’m going to miss the GOAT in New England. Of course I’ll keep cheering the Pats on, but I’ll have a curious eye peeking towards Tampa Bay checking in on the old man every now and then.

  15. Goatsix. Why is Aaron Rodgers no where to be on any list? Think about that. The Packers fans always claim Rodgers is the best. Lmao.

  16. Chuck Noll didn’t deserve to be on the 80’s team, Ronnie Lott was great in the 80’s but didn’t do enough in the 90’s to be there. Same can be said about Larry Allen and Julius Peppers. Sometimes, voters are just plain lazy.

  17. northpackalacky says:
    April 6, 2020 at 2:12 pm
    Wow! What an honor for Tom Brady and the entire Tampa Bay Buccaneer organization!
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    You did get a great qb for your team. But you only get the qb, his past accomplishments with other teams stay with those teams. Meanwhile lets just look forward to his first game.

  18. Codylaws says:
    April 7, 2020 at 12:14 am
    Goatsix. Why is Aaron Rodgers no where to be on any list? Think about that. The Packers fans always claim Rodgers is the best. Lmao.

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    I get your point, and give you that its correct. But Rodgers did indeed do a full career as the the second/third best qb in the NFL and thats still a hell of an accomplishment.

  19. grant35 says:
    April 6, 2020 at 8:09 pm
    Gee, all the Pats fanboys drooling over the past. It’s over, and it’s going to be delightful to watch the LEAST respected organization get its just desserts for yrs to come. The only thing better than that will be hearing their fans excuses.
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    Gonna save this and repost after the next season is played. Good or bad. Either Grant is a genius fortune teller or simply a dreamer. At this particular moment I lean towards dreamer, but we’ll see.

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