Whose greatness? I can see the wheels turning in your head. Tom Brady’s, of course.
Tom Brady is returning to Houston in two weeks to play in his 49th Super Bowl. That’s right, his 49th! Okay, I’m exaggerating but it doesn’t really seem that far off. Look, I understand that some people love to hate Brady and the Patriots. I mean, whatever you want to do. But any person who names any name but Tom Brady as the greatest quarterback of all-time is not only foolish, but also has no idea what the hell they’re talking about.
People say the Patriots cheat. People say he’s always had a team around him. People say he’s always played under the greatest coach of all-time. But people fail to realize the excuses they keep making. Tom Brady has NOT always had a team around him. Remember those years in which the Patriots had no idea what they would be getting on defense? Did you forget that Gronk is OUT? The Patriots have easily won their two playoff games without that monster of a tight end. Oh, and did you forget that guys like Chris Hogan and Dion Lewis have come out of nowhere to be major factors on the Patriots?
Let me guess what some might say now. He also has the best front office in the league, right? THAT actually wouldn’t be a crazy statement to make. This is coming from a die hard Texans fan who can’t trust my front office to do ANYTHING right, besides JJ. Look, Tom Brady has been nothing but dominant since the day he took over the starting job. And he’s done it all during a more difficult era of football than ever before. I mean, just as a result of realignment in 2002 the newly created fourth divisions in each conference eliminated one playoff spot. All of his seasons have consisted of 16 games, whereas a few of the other all-time great QBs only had to play 14. And of course the most obvious is that there are now thirty-two teams in the league, and 6 make the playoffs in each conference.
His numbers are ridiculous. But more ridiculous than his numbers is that he wins. Like the song, all he does is win. And that is why he’s the greatest of all-time. He’s won more than any other QB, and it’s not going to be close once he’s finished.
I dare you to tell me someone else is the greatest QB of all-time.