Tom Brady Named “GQ Man of the Year”
For Tom Brady, 2015 has been one heck of a roller coaster ride that has seen the Patriots quarterback endure the highest of highs, as well as the lowest of lows.
Among the highs is another Vince Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl MVP honors, as well as a 9-0 start to the current NFL season. But those moments of greatness have been somewhat offset by accusations of illegally tampering with footballs prior to the Pats’ AFC Championship Game vs. the Colts, and a summer-long court battle that apparently almost tore his marriage apart.
After all of that, I’m not sure if I’d characterize Brady’s past 11 months as a success, a disaster, or somewhere in between, but apparently it’s enough to earn him the label of “GQ’s Man of the Year.”
GQ Magazine made the announcement in their December issue, and they also issued the following statement on their website:
Say what you will about Tom Brady’s offseason. There was a fair share of criticism and maybe more than a few knocks on the legend of Tom Brady. But that was then. Now, heading into Week 11 of the NFL season, his Patriots are 9-0 and looking at their second undefeated regular season in a decade. The man behind the myth is bigger than ever.
This month marks the 20th Anniversary of GQ’s Men of the Year celebration, and if we’re celebrating men who have been consistently excellent over the last 20 years, it’s hard to argue with the quarterback who has been to six Super Bowls in that time—and won four.
Brady wasn’t the only one to receive “Man of the Year” honors from GQ in 2015. Barack Obama was also named to this exclusive club by the men’s magazine.
(And for those who are more interested in Obama’s “Man of the Year” article, you’ll find it here.)