It's been quite the controversial year for Tom Brady.
He's been accused of being the mastermind behind Deflategate, and even got suspended for it — the punishment was appealed just in time for the start of the regular season.
His relationship with Gisele Bündchen began to get picked apart, and rumors started circling their marriage was coming to an end. Except he went on the record saying the model is his biggest supporter.
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He got criticized for letting Ben Affleck's nanny wear his Super Bowl rings — but he was actually just leaning on his Boston bestie for support through all the drama.
And guess what? All of the crap that's been thrown at the New England Patriot's quarterback doesn't matter, because the 38-year-old was named one of GQ's 2015 Men of the Year.
Since this is the 20th anniversary of the magazine's highest honor, the publication's head honchos felt it was only appropriate to reward someone who has been kicking ass for the past 20 years.
In fact, in spite of all the criticism and the cheating claims, the article immediately stated:
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