Tom Brady’s illustrious New England Patriots career is over. After months of speculation, it is now official: he will be signing with another club.
As a Patriot, Brady became perhaps the greatest quarterback of all-time. He has six Super Bowl titles, four Super Bowl MVPs, 3 NFL MVPs, and 14 Pro Bowls. Outside of the 2008 season, which was lost to injury, Tom Brady only missed the playoffs one time: 2002. That year followed up the first Super Bowl, which at the time was a total surprise season.
Naturally, very few teams have had a ton of success against Brady. He’s absolutely dominated his AFC East opponents, and pretty much every other team that has crossed his path. In fact, of the 31 teams he’s had the chance to play, there is only one that he has a losing record against.
In 17 total games—regular season and playoff—Brady is just 8-9 against the Denver Broncos. He was able to get over the .500 mark against Denver in regular season play, but a 1-3 playoff record against the team keeps him one game under overall.
Brady was 7-6 vs. Broncos in regular season; only 1-3 vs. Denver in postseason.
Lifetime record vs. Broncos: 8-9.#9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 17, 2020
That one playoff victory came against Tim Tebow. He would go on to be a Brady backup for a brief stint, before falling out of the league.
Jake Plummer outdueled Brady and the Pats in the 2006 divisional round, 26-13. Peyton Manning, a frequent playoff nemesis of Brady as an Indianapolis Colt, was more successful in the head to head battle as a Bronco.
The future Hall of Famer beat Brady and the Pats in the 2014 AFC Championship, before falling to the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Two years later, a very limited Manning won the game against the Patriots again, and went on to beat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl.