After beating the infamously dubbed Mut 22 coins "Greatest Show on Turf" St. Louis Rams, Brady came into 2002 as the reigning champion, and the starter for Week 1. Brady's career spans 22 seasons that included 20 seasons as the starter for 20 times (we'll get to his doomed 2008 season later) He also made the playoffs 19 times of 20 good seasons. 2002 was the only one where there was no January football. He being 9-7 and losing on a tiebreaker between three divisions that season, instead sending the Jets into the postseason. It was in this early era Brady who was still thought of as something of game manager, although the 28 touchdowns he scored that season would stand as his record-setting season up until Randy Moss showed up half an entire decade later. The season would also Brady's final season in Madden where he'd get a rating below a 90.
Despite being unable to buy Madden 22 coins make the playoffs the year before, Brady would kick off the 2003 season by breaking the club of 90+ of Madden for the first time. This year's Madden game was won by cover star and the elusive cheat code Michael Vick, but if you needed a reliable pocket passer, Brady was a top-tier option. In the real world, Brady would return to the Super Bowl that season and be able to overcome a dramatic closing quarter to beat the Carolina Panthers, whose Jake Delhomme was often viewed as the next Brady. However, that would be short-lived. In 2003, and despite two Lombardi trophy wins at that point but no one was sure how high he would set the bar one day.