Brad Johnson will forever be remembered for leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their first Super Bowl Championship. Brad also went to the Pro Bowl that season and won the NFL Quarterback Challenge that year, the first NFL Quarterback to ever accomplish that feat. Always one of the leagues most accurate passers, Brad is the only quarterback in NFL history to post ten consecutive seasons with a completion percentage of 60 percent or higher. Brad also finished that 2002 NFL season with the highest quarterback rating in the NFC. Throughout his career he has exhibited pinpoint accuracy, excellent velocity, and an outstanding touch. “Brad was really quite integral in our success this year,” Coach Jon Gruden said. “To be honest, I’m not sure we would have done as well as we did without him.”
“The depth of the man and the drive to succeed borders on obsessive,“ comments Brian Billick, former offensive coordinator for Brad Johnson. Brad’s success has been achieved through his undeniable drive and unparalleled determination. Brad was raised with a distinct competitive edge and the knowledge that to be the best, you must practice like the best. “I think there’s a misperception because I’m very polite, but there’s a little fight and drive in me.” His competitiveness, fight and drive were further showcased in front of the worldwide audience watching Super Bowl XXXVII.
Brad is used to a wide fan base. He has excelled in the Midwest (Minnesota Vikings), East (Washington Redskins), Southeast (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and also internationally while playing for the London Monarchs. Fans in each market continue to follow the affable quarterback. “If you don’t like Brad Johnson, the problem is you,” Billick says. The media continues to thrive on his story of success. Immediately following the Super Bowl, Brad had a whirlwind media schedule that included appearances onGood Morning America, at Walt Disneyland’s Main Street Parade, and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Additional national exposure has been garnered by Brad by appearing on the Wheaties box cover, in a “Got Milk” Mustache campaign, and in a “What’s next” Disney commercial (which also featured his wife Nikki and son Max.
Brad adds a legacy of charitable giving to his on field accomplishments. His charitable involvement includes Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children’s Miracle Network, Brad’s Buddies and Gillette Children’s Hospital. Brad hosts two golf outings that benefit the Eblen Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. He is active in United Way’s Hometown Huddle and Toys for Tots. Brad and his wife Nikki are the proud parents of Max and Jake.
Super Bowl XXXVII Champion
The only QB in the history of the NFL to complete 60% or more of his passes for nine straight seasons (Joe Montana & Steve Young are 2nd with eight straight seasons)
On 9/14/03 surpassed the 20,000-yard plateau for career passing yeads
6th highest career NFL win percentage among active quarterbacks
2003 Buccaneer MVP (Tampa Sports Club)
2002 Buccaneer MVP (Media)
Highest quarterback rating in the NFC in 2002
Threw 22 touchdown passes and only 6 interceptions in 2002
2002 Pro Bowler
2001 Established Buccaneer single-season team records for pass completions and attempts
1999 Set the Washington Redskins team record for most pass completions in a season
1999 Pro Bowler
Holds records for the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Set Tampa Bay Buccaneers Completion Records in 2001 and 2002
6 Time NFL Player of the Week
2 Time Pro Bowler
Only player in the history of the NFL to complete a touchdown pass to himself
In the Top Ten in NFL history for career quarterback rating
On 10/26/08 surpassed Troy Aikman on the NFL’s career touchdown pass list with his 166th career touchdown pass