This graphic comparing first, second halves of Tom Brady's NFL career is amazing

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This graphic comparing first, second halves of Tom Brady's career is amazing originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Any NFL player who enjoys a Hall of Fame career is very lucky. And then there's Tom Brady.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is in his 21st season. This season is his first with the Bucs after spending 20 years as a member of the New England Patriots.

One of the most impressive aspects of Brady's career is his consistency. He's been an elite player for two decades, with no massive dips in performance even as he moved into his 40s. 

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In fact, if you separate the first and second halves of his career, there would be two Hall of Fame careers. It's really astounding, and "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" recently tweeted a graphic that displays the comparison in good detail.

Only four quarterbacks in league history have won three or more Super Bowl titles as the starter. Brady has done it twice if you separate his career in half. 

Brady also is really starting to distance himself from other great players in compiling some extraordinary records. His 33 career postseason wins are more than double the next player on the leaderboard, which is San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana. Brady's 10 Super Bowl appearances are four more than any player in history.

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His 80 touchdown passes in the playoffs are 35 more than Montana in second place. Brady likely will be 5,000 playoff passing yards ahead of former rival Peyton Manning in his career after Super Bowl LV.

Brady is without question the greatest quarterback in pro football history. The statistics and achievements speak for themselves. That said, winning a Super Bowl with a different team at age 43 would certainly rank among his most impressive accomplishments.