5 Reasons Why New England Patriots QB Tom Brady Will Never Win Another Ring

5 Reasons Why Tom Brady Will Never Win Another Lombardi Trophy

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There was a time when the New England Patriots' Tom Brady was unbeatable. During his first five seasons in the NFL, Brady won three Lombardi Trophies. He started out his postseason career an NFL-record 10-0. However, since 2004 when he won his last championship, Brady and the Patriots have failed to win a Lombardi Trophy in two Super Bowl appearances. Here are five reasons why that trend will continue until Brady retires.

5. His Age

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5. His Age

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Tom Brady will be 37 years old this August. Although he has shown no signs of slowing down, he won't be playing past the age of 40. Brady will continue to excel statistically until he retires, but his window to win a Lombardi Trophy is closing. He has two or three more years on the gridiron, and as things are currently constructed, the Patriots aren't going to win a Lombardi Trophy when compared to the true elite teams of the NFL.

4. He Plays for the Patriots

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4. He Plays for the Patriots

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The Patriots are one of the most consistent teams in NFL history. They have finished with a winning record in 13 consecutive seasons. However, they haven't won an NFL championship in almost 10 years. Brady doesn't have any offensive weapons outside of Rob Gronkowski. With the dependency upon an elite passing game in today's NFL, you can't get by with mediocre receiving weapons. This is New England's major detriment.

3. Patriots Can't Beat the NFC's Best Teams

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3. Patriots Can't Beat the NFC's Best Teams

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If Brady hopes to hoist his fourth Lombardi Trophy before he calls it a career, he'll have to get through the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks and 49ers are the most complete teams in the NFL, with dominant defenses led by young, athletic quarterbacks. The Patriots have a solid defense with a great quarterback who is surrounded by a lack of offensive talent. The Pats don't match up with the NFC's best.

2. The Denver Broncos Are the AFC's Best Team

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2. The Denver Broncos Are the AFC's Best Team

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The Denver Broncos are the team to beat in the AFC. They demonstrated that in their 26-13 victory over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, in which the Patriots trailed the entire game. The Broncos had the best offseason of any NFL team, adding DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward, Emmanuel Sanders and former Patriot Aqib Talib. The Pats can't win another Super Bowl if they're not even the best team in their own conference.

1. Bill Belichick

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1. Bill Belichick

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The most accomplished head coach in the NFL today, Bill Belichick, is the main culprit for the Patriots' lack of championship success over the past decade. Early success in his Patriots coaching career led Belichick to develop a certain belief of invincibility. Instead of rightfully paying players such as Wes Welker and Aqib Talib, he allowed them to walk and signed players from free agency to bigger contracts. A lack of loyalty will cost Brady.


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  • WWPIII

    that was perfect!

  • Irishlass951

    Hahaha. Obviously written by a Manning fan. Brady will always be the best. Doesn’t choke in the playoffs (ahem. . . Or in the Super Bowl) like certain other QBs. Pats have quite a cast this year. Let’s just wait and see what happens., shall we?

  • David

    But Manning is the biggest choke artist ever. Yes he won this last year, but that was an abnormality. He will choke again. Pats still have an incredible hard time with the NFC teams. But they can get there.