No matter what you hear from casual fans or experts about the history of the NFL QB’s, we are living through the “Golden Age” of quarterback play. Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Ben Roethlisberger are great players, but two players specifically are responsible for this golden age: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. If you have read any of my previous posts, you know how I feel about Peyton Manning. Now, it is time to praise Tom Brady – like I should.
The Patriot way, a term most who follow football are familiar with, is the standard of play that is expected all the time in New England: Excellence. Tom Brady and excellence have become synonymous throughout his career. The Patriots are never out of a close game with Tom Brady at the helm, and everyone on the field knows it. His pinpoint passing and leadership are unparalleled. Brady inspires confidence in all his teammates while instilling fear among all who oppose him. It is like opponents know he is going to beat them. Much like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando, viewers know Arnold is going to dominate all 500 of the extras that are holding his daughter hostage in the movie, but you can’t turn away from watching greatness!
Tom Brady: you name it, he has done it. Setting passing marks in the record books, winning multiple MVP awards, and winning Super Bowls, he has covered all his bases. Exactly 5 years from the day he retires, Brady will head that Hall of Fame class into Canton.
The top quarterbacks of all time discussion is nothing new. Joe Montana is regarded as the best QB ever in most circles. Hall of Fame quarterbacks like Montana, John Elway, and Dan Marino are the reason why the league is a passing league today, but Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have taken the standard for quarterback greatness to a completely new level. In my book, Brady and Manning are an interchangeable 1 and 2 on the best quarterbacks of all time list, period!
Praise Brady, watch this!
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