Appearing in his sixth Super Bowl on Sunday, Tom Brady is looking to tie with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw on four Super Bowl wins.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has set nine postseason records since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
But the biggest record that Brady is seeking can only be tied on Sunday when his team squares off against the defending champions, the Seattle Seahawks, in Super Bowl XLIX from Glendale, Arizona.
Should the Patriots win, Brady would tie Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw with an all-time record four Super Bowl wins, a feat that Brady would hold in special regard.
"It's hard to think about those things. Like I said, I've just been fortunate to be on some great teams," Brady said.
"Those guys are unbelievable players, they were so great for this league. They were great teams. I was the biggest 49er fan growing up and to watch Joe and Steve Young " who were my two idols " who were just great for the game and great for the sport."
Although Brady is appearing in his sixth Super Bowl, the Patriots have come up short in their last two appearances.
It has been 10 years since Brady last won the Super Bowl when the Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21. Still, Brady cherishes the Patriots legacy over the past 15 seasons.
"I never thought I'd play in one [Super Bowl], so it's pretty unbelievable to be able to play in six," Brady said.
"I've played with so many great teammates over the years " guys that really made the Patriot legacy and what our team has been all about. This team has really got to establish its own identity and we have a great chance to do it on Sunday."
After leading the franchise to a win in Super Bowl XXXVI, Brady burst on the scene as a clutch Super Bowl quarterback in 2003 against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Tied 29"29, with 1:08 to play in regulation, Brady connected on four of his record setting 32 completions including a 17-yard strike to Deion Branch that set up a game-winning Adam Vinatieri 41-yard field goal with four seconds left. Brady's 354-yard, three touchdown performance earned him a Super Bowl MVP for the second time in three years.
In Brady's previous five Super Bowls, the 10-time Pro Bowler has thrown for 1,277 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. He will have to continue to be stellar against a dominant Seahawks defense.
"They don't give up anything easy, I'll tell you that. I think that's a challenge and everything has to be coordinated so well," Brady said. "You need great distributions in your patterns, you've got to make great decisions. It's a very disciplined defense."
Should the Super Bowl come down to the wire, there is no better quarterback in the modern game to have on your team than Brady. Since 2001, Brady has eight postseason game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most of any player.