Tom Brady hailed as the greatest after Patriots comeback win

Patriots’ star Tom Brady became the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls, doing it the hard way with a stunning come from behind victory in Super Bowl 51.

Brady was named the MVP after steering his team back from a 21-3 halftime deficit, a performance that had many declaring him the greatest of all time.

“We’re bringing this sucker home!” screamed Brady after the trophy presentation.

“I’m so proud of our guys, the coaches, the team. It was unbelievable what we achieved.”

Brady dedicated his performance to his mother, Galynn, who was at her first game of the season after undisclosed “personal reasons”. His father was also in the crowd.

“They’re all happy,” said Brady. “It’s nice to have everyone here and it’s going to be a great celebration tonight.”

The win was also a fifth for coach Bill Belicchick.

The win came 15 years after Brady and Belichick’s first Super Bowl triumph in 2002.

It also represented a satisfying last laugh for Brady following his long-running battle with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell was widely booed as the presented the Vince Lombardi trophy after the game.

Brady was forced to miss the first four games of the season after losing a legal battle against the league over the 2015 Deflategate scandal, which saw the Patriots superstar accused of cheating by attempting to alter the pressure of balls to his advantage during a key championship game.

“Tom Brady is one of the all-time greats. He has been for several years,” Goodell said before the game, adding it would be an “honour” to hand the Lombardi Trophy to the quarterback.

Brady has done his talking on the field this season.

He averaged just under 300 passing yards a game in the regular season, and was magnificent in a comprehensive 36-17 demolition of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game two weeks ago.