The 2002 season was the only one in which Brady didn't play in the January game Mut 22 coins, finishing 9-7 but losing out in a three-way tiebreaker for divisional play the following year, which instead led the Jets to the playoffs.

In the early days, it was Brady who was still thought of as something of a game manager, though the season's 28 touchdowns would be his highest score in his career prior to the time Randy Moss showed up half years later. This would also prove to be Brady's last season in Madden in which he'd be graded below a 90.

Despite not making the playoffs the previous year, Brady would kick off his 2003 season by cracking that 90+ league of Madden as the only time. The game that year was dominating by cover star and fake cheat game Michael Vick, but if you were looking for a reliable pocket player, Brady was an elite option.

In real life, Brady would return to the Super Bowl that season and overcame a dramatic last quarter against the Carolina Panthers, whose Jake Delhomme was being eyed as the next Brady. The speculation would prove not to be the case. In 2003, and despite two Lombardi medals at the time but no one was sure what level he would set for the bar in the future.

Entering into elite company, Brady would kick off the defensively-minded Madden 2005 season as one of the best players of the game and buy madden coins make the Patriots a must-play team in online head-to head competition.