Tom Brady on being the best QB of all-time: I don't agree with that
The discussion of whether Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all-time has been kicked around for years now. But after he picked up his fifth Super Bowl ring and a fourth Super Bowl MVP award, it seemed like his legacy was cemented as that G.O.A.T.
I mean, there aren’t many people in the sport that can compare their career accomplishments with Brady. And after beating the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, nearly everyone was willing to admit that the best gunslinger in the NFL’s history has been wearing No. 12 for the New England Patriots.
If you ask Brady’s opinion, though, he’s not buying into the hype. He explained to ESPN’s Ian O’Connor:
“I don’t agree with that, and I’ll tell you why. I know myself as a player. I’m really a product of what I’ve been around, who I was coached by, what I played against, in the era I played in. I really believe if a lot of people were in my shoes they could accomplish the same kinds of things. So I’ve been very fortunate. … I don’t ever want to be the weak link.”
Yeah, that’s pretty modest for a guy who could fill up his hand with Super Bowl rings.
In addition to the championships he’s won, Brady has thrown for 61,582 yards and 456 touchdowns. He’s won two NFL MVP awards and is a 12-time Pro Bowler.
Given that evidence, it’s hard to make a case for any other quarterback. But what do you think?
Is Tom Brady the greatest quarterback to ever play the game?