Brady came into the NFL through the 2000 Draft as a sixth round pick. He was underrated, but the Patriots took a chance on him and he became the back-up for Drew Bledsoe.
From there Brady's route to glory is well known, but how long can his shining light in the NFL last?
Well, NFL Network analyst Albert Breer believes that Brady's star will fade earlier than that of the Patriots head coach Belichick.
Brady has admitted before that it will be the Patriots coach who makes the decision for him to retire from the NFL, and he has insisted that he 'wants to make it as hard on him [Belichick] as possible.'
Breer told Gary Tanguay and Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan on Arbella Early Edition of his thoughts on the future of the three-time Super Bowl winning quarterback.
"Bill Belichick will outlast Tom Brady here," said Breer. "I think the reason Bill Belichick stays here is because he recognizes how tough it is to get the entire operation wired the way he wants it wired. I think Bill has seen it go sideways in other places."