How Many Super Bowls Has Tom Brady Won? Revisiting Each of His Super Bowl Victories

As the most successful quarterback in the history of the NFL, how many Super Bowls has Tom Brady won in his career?

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who just completed his seventh season, recently won his third championship in four Super Bowl appearances.

With that said, he still has a lot of work to do in order to catch Tom Brady, who won seven championships and played in 10 total Super Bowls during his NFL career.

Tom Brady’s 7 Super Bowl Victories

Brady won a total of seven Super Bowls during his NFL career. Six of those came with the New England Patriots, including in his first season as a starter in 2001. In fact, Brady and the Patriots would win the Super Bowl in three of his first four years as the starter. Included in that were back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004.

Brady would go on to win his seventh Super Bowl in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. Those seven Super Bowls are the record for the most wins by a single player in NFL history. The next closest is Hall of Fame defensive lineman Charles Haley, who won five rings with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.

That 2020 appearance in the Super Bowl marked Brady’s 10th time playing in the biggest game of them all, another NFL record. There is no one in NFL history who comes close to that number. His former teammate, kicker Stephen Gostkowski, played in six of those Super Bowls with Brady. The only other player with six Super Bowl appearances is DT Mike Lodish, who represented both the Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos. In terms of quarterbacks, John Elway is the next closest with five appearances.

While there have been a number of NFL players representing two teams in a Super Bowl, only four of them have been quarterbacks. Brady became the fourth, joining Craig Morton (Cowboys and Broncos), Kurt Warner (Rams and Cardinals), and Peyton Manning (Colts and Broncos). With his victory in 2020, Brady joined Manning as the only QB to lift the Lombardi Trophy with two separate teams.

Revisiting Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Appearances

Super Bowl 36 – New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17

Ironically, the first of Brady’s Super Bowl wins came against one of the other QBs who joined him in representing two different teams in the big game. That was Warner and the St. Louis Rams, whose offense was dubbed the “Greatest Show on Turf.”

It wasn’t Brady’s greatest game, throwing for 145 yards and a single touchdown. However, the Patriots’ defense held the Rams’ offense in check, and with the pressure on, Brady took the Patriots’ offense into field goal range. From there, Adam Vinatieri took care of business with a game-winning field goal. Brady would be named Super Bowl MVP, in large part because of his clutch play at the end of the game.

Super Bowl 38 – New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29

After failing to make the playoffs in 2002, the Patriots came back with a vengeance the following season. In what would be considered one of the greatest Super Bowls of all time, New England squared off against the Carolina Panthers. Vinatieri would again be the Patriots’ hero, kicking the game-winning field goal with four seconds left on the clock to give the Patriots a 32-29 win.

Brady was much more involved in this Super Bowl than he was in his first. He threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns, earning the second Super Bowl MVP award of his career.

Super Bowl 39 – New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

Brady went back to the Super Bowl the very next season. Facing the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots pulled away in the fourth quarter. While the Birds eventually made it a one-score game, they couldn’t use the game’s last possession to stage a comeback.

Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, but wide receiver Deion Branch — who posted a Super Bowl record 11 catches for 133 yards — earned the Super Bowl MVP award.

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The Patriots became the first NFL team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Denver Broncos in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons. Only six teams had won back-to-back Lombardi Trophies before New England pulled it off. The Pittsburgh Steelers remain the only team in NFL history to win consecutive titles more than once.

Despite all their success, the third of Brady’s Super Bowls would be the last for some time.

Super Bowl 42 – New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

Two Super Bowl losses would then interrupt Brady’s success. First, the 2007 Patriots bulldozed through the NFL on their way to the fourth Super Bowl appearance of Brady’s career. The Patriots set offensive records aplenty as they went undefeated through the regular season. With Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker lighting the league on fire, New England was virtually unstoppable.

That was, of course, until they met the New York Giants.

Having beaten the Giants earlier in the year, the Patriots were an overwhelming favorite. Yet, the game was close throughout. New England led the league in nearly every offensive category, but the Super Bowl was dominated by defense. Although the Patriots led early in the second quarter, the lead flip-flopped in the fourth quarter.

During New York’s final drive of the game, David Tyree’s now-famous “Helmet Catch” kept the Giants alive. Two minutes later, Plaxico Burress snagged the winning touchdown pass. Stunningly, the Patriots’ undefeated season and Super Bowl hopes were dashed.

Super Bowl 46 – New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

Four years after that perfect season was derailed, it would be the Giants who once again frustrated Brady and the Patriots. A rare intentional grounding safety set the tone for a tough offensive day. However, the Patriots would take control of the game in the middle two quarters and even had a chance to put the game away.

After Brady and Welker failed to hook up on what would have virtually been a game-winning first down, the Giants did not let them off. Ahmad Bradshaw would find the end zone late in the game to give the Giants a second Super Bowl in five seasons.

Super Bowl 49 – New England Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24

When Brady and the Patriots won their third Super Bowl in 2005, they couldn’t have imagined it would take a decade to win another. Yet, despite New England’s dominance, the NFL’s parity is designed to ensure that dynasties such as the Patriots are nearly impossible.

Super Bowl 49 featured one of the more dramatic finales in Super Bowl history. Undrafted rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson at the goal line, securing a fourth Super Bowl title for Brady and the Patriots.

After throwing for 328 yards and four touchdowns — plus two interceptions — Brady was honored with the third of his Super Bowl MVPs. Brady’s two fourth-quarter touchdowns to Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman proved enough to guide the Patriots to victory despite the interceptions.

Super Bowl 51 – New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28 (OT)

After missing Super Bowl 50, Patriots fans were treated to another heart-attack-inducing performance as Brady earned his fifth Super Bowl win. New England trailed the Atlanta Falcons 28-3 midway through the third quarter, and the game looked all but over. Most New England fans had already left the stadium when Brady found James White for a five-yard touchdown to make the score 28-9.

What followed was perhaps the most improbable comeback in the history of sports. After a White touchdown, Brady’s two-point conversion to Amendola sent the game to overtime. New England received the ball first in OT, and White found the end zone to give the Patriots their fifth Super Bowl. In a record-setting game, Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to win five Super Bowls.

Super Bowl 52 – Philadelphia Eagles 41, New England Patriots 33

In a repeat of Super Bowl 39, Brady and the Patriots met the Eagles looking to win back-to-back Super Bowls for a second time. At different points in the game, the Patriots trailed by 10 and 12 points. The infamous “Philly Special” touchdown ensured that the Eagles held a halftime lead.

Brady was hardly done. Following touchdown passes to Chris Hogan and Rob Gronkowski, Brady put the Patriots in position for another comeback win — but it wasn’t meant to be. A Zach Ertz touchdown allowed the Eagles to retake the lead before Brandon Graham stripped the ball from Brady as the Patriots drove down the field in the fourth quarter. Still, Brady set an NFL record for the most passing yards in a Super Bowl with 505.

Super Bowl 53 – New England Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3

Providing almost perfect symmetry to his New England career, the last of Brady’s Super Bowls with the Patriots came in a rematch of his first. In stark contrast to the previous two, Super Bowl 53 was a mostly defensive affair.

The Patriots and Rams combined to score only six points through the first three quarters. Sony Michel’s rushing score was the only touchdown in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time.

In his final Super Bowl appearance for the Patriots, Brady threw for just 262 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. Nevertheless, Brady and New England secured their sixth Super Bowl together.

Super Bowl 55 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 9

Brady’s final Super Bowl victory was his most convincing, at least in terms of the final score. In a new uniform for the first time, Brady and the Buccaneers put on an all-around clinic to beat the Chiefs. After nail-biting games in the previous nine Super Bowls, the 10th was not the same, with Tampa Bay coasting late in the second half.

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Brady finished with a stat line of 201 passing yards and three touchdowns on a 72.4 completion rate. The Buccaneers’ defense drew a lot of the praise for holding the Chiefs to just nine points, but the Brady-led offense did exactly what was asked of them in their home stadium.

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