The greatest quarterback in NFL history officially announced his retirement after 22 years on Tuesday. Tom Brady made his retirement official just days after ESPN initially reported his retirement.
As we look back on Brady’s incredible career, which featured seven Super Bowl wins, more than any other NFL team, and numerous individual records.
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luckily for the washington football team, they played in the nfc for the first 20 years of brady’s career, meaning they only played him once every four years.
how did washington fare against brady?
As a member of the Patriots, Brady went 4-1 against Washington. In each of the past several years, Brady played in Washington as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the teams splitting the two meetings.
Here’s a look at each of the seven games Brady played against Washington over the years.
2003: washington 20, patriots 17
Tom Brady (AP Photo/Rich Lipski)
the first time tom brady played in washington was in 2003. this was brady’s fourth season in the nfl. on the other hand, steve spurrier was washington’s head coach and patrick ramsey was the quarterback.
brady completed 25 of 38 passes for 289 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
trung canidate led washington in rushing, jeremiah trotter led in tackles and champ bailey eliminated brady.
2007: patriots 52, washington 7
Tom Brady (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
The Patriots were an unstoppable force in 2007. Washington thought they had a decent team at the time, but facing that New England team reminded everyone how far Washington was from being a contender.
brady completed 29 of 38 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns. randy moss and wes welker both caught touchdown passes, and get this, current tennessee titans coach mike vrabel also caught a touchdown.
joe gibbs was in his last season as coach of washington. Jason Campbell was the quarterback. Sean Taylor and Laron Landry combined for 15 tackles.
2011: patriots 34, washington 27
Tom Brady (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
washington came close on this one. This was not a very good Washington team, as this was Mike Shanahan’s second season as head coach. But Washington was competitive and could handle the football. Washington rushed for 170 yards.
brady completed 22 of 37 passes for 357 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Fans may remember this as the game in which then-offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien “hammered” Brady off the bench.
rex grossman was washington’s quarterback and played well, completing 19 of 32 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receivers Jabar Gaffney, Donte Stallworth and the great Santana Moss had solid performances for Washington.
2015: patriots 27, washington 10
Tom Brady greets Kirk Cousins Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports.
new england dominated washington in 2015 as brady completed 26 of 39 passes for 299 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Washington managed just 250 total yards, while the Patriots finished with 460 yards.
washington would heat up at the end of the season and win the nfc east. This was also the final season of the Kirk Cousins’ rookie contract before the franchise tag dance began.
2019: patriots 33, washington 7
Tom Brady greets Adrian Peterson Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports.
washington was terrible in 2019, starting the season 0-4. This loss would leave Washington 0-5 and cost sixth-year head coach Jay Gruden his job.
washington jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on wide receiver steven sims’ touchdown run. the patriots responded quickly and never looked back.
brady completed 28 of 42 passes for 348 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
colt mccoy started the game under center for washington.
2020 nfc wildcard: buccaneers 31, washington 23
Tom Brady hugs Chase Young Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports.
This was Brady’s first season in Tampa Bay and Ron Rivera’s first year as Washington’s head coach. Washington hosted the Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card game without starting quarterback Alex Smith. Taylor Heinicke left for Washington and became an overnight sensation. While Heinicke didn’t surprise the underdog group, he played well enough to earn a contract extension.
Meanwhile, Brady was terrific, completing 22 of 40 passes for 381 yards and three touchdowns. Brady would lead the Bucs to the franchise’s second Super Bowl championship and seventh as a player, more than any other player or team in NFL history.
2021: washington 29, buccaneers 19
Tom Brady, Jamin Davis Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
this will be brady’s last game against washington. It’s a game Brady would like to forget. he completed 23 of 34 passes for just 220 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. washington applied enough pressure on brady to keep him uncomfortable.
the washington offensive was history. Heinicke completed 26 of 32 passes for 256 yards with one touchdown. he handled the game to perfection, choosing his shots and leading a dominant final drive to end the game. This was the start of a four-game winning streak that put Washington back in the playoff picture.
Unfortunately, a four-game losing streak would follow, leading Washington to finish the season 7-10.