New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is certainly a polarizing figure, but shared a slice of humble pie recently. Speaking on Westwood One Radio ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Brady dropped an incredible bomb in that he doesn’t consider himself to be one of the NFL’s all-time best quarterbacks.
“That is a helluva question and I wouldn’t put myself in there,” Brady said. “I think there are some incredible players that have played the position and a lot of guys do things differently to get the job done.”
Brady then added that he thought Joe Montana was the all-time best quarterback, calling the former San Francisco 49ers star “the Michael Jordan of football,” and citing his own work ethic as the reason for his success with the Patriots.
Though it’s nice to see that Brady, who normally comes off as cocky and arrogant on the field, can indeed be humble, how can he not see how much of an impact he has had on the game and is in fact one of the best ever at his position? Just consider the great number of accomplishments on his resumé: 11 Pro Bowls, two MVP trophies, six trips to the Super Bowl, and four Super Bowl wins.
In fact, Brady joins the aforementioned Montana and former Pittsburgh Steelers great Terry Bradshaw as the only quarterbacks to ever win four Super Bowls.
That all being said, though Brady doesn’t consider himself one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, his accomplishments and 58,028 pass yards and 428 touchdowns say otherwise.
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