When Michael Jordan retired in 1999, everybody knew it was the end of an era. In fact, he rubbished ongoing rumors then and spoke about never returning to the NBA. However, two years later, he made his comeback to the court and played for the Washington Wizards. Although he did not win any championships, he managed to score 51 points in one game at age 38.
Now, a similar comeback has raised eyebrows all over the world. Tom Brady is back, and he stands a chance at chasing the course of history. Just after announcing his retirement earlier last month, Brady returns to the sport he loves, claiming he has ‘unfinished business.’ Determined, he is now aiming to win his eighth Super Bowl title which equals Michael Phelps’ eight gold medal tally in Beijing.
Tom Brady to reach Michael Phelps’ eight gold medals?
In a tweet by Kyle Sockwell, he stated an interesting stat that throws some limelight into the current scenario. Currently, Brady has seven Super Bowl titles. The Beijing Olympics of 2008 saw Michael Phelps break Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals that he won at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Thus, Phelps achieved the unthinkable and won eight gold medals. If Brady wins another title, the fan spoke about him equaling his title wins to Phelps’ gold medals in what will surely be an unprecedented achievement.
Tom Brady was just one Super Bowl win away from having as many rings in his career as Michael Phelps won golds in a single Olympics ?
— Kyle Sockwell (@kylesockwell) February 1, 2022
“Tom Brady was just one Super Bowl win away from having as many rings in his career as Michael Phelps won golds in a single Olympics,” Kyle tweeted. Throughout his career, Phelps dominated the sport and has 23 Olympic gold medals to show for. Now, Brady will enter his 23rd season, hoping to win another title. Do you think he can do the impossible?
Brady returns to play in the NFL
Indeed, this is just as surprising as the return of Jordan back in 2001. Regarded as the greatest NFL player of all time, Brady was spending some quality time with his family. However, his love for the sport urged him to kit up, and take to battle again.
“These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG,” Brady tweeted.
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
Truly, it will be a sight to behold when Brady enters the field in his returning game. Looking to equal Phelps’ record and probably cement his legacy as the greatest sports athlete of all time, can he win his eighth Super Bowl title?