P.S. please bring Brady with you as hes wasting space in the NFL, I didnt mind new england until brady got their.... maybe he can go rape some underage girls with his fellow overrated QB Big Ben Rapelisthburger. make space for some talented QB's so they can get recognition please
Tom Brady, QB, New England. I don't know how a quarterback plays better than he's playing. In minus-4-degree wind-chill at Soldier Field, he completed 27 of 40, and he's now thrown 268 straight passes without an interception. Hard for me to imagine him losing my MVP vote in the next three weeks, but let's see what happens.
The most important talent to a QB is the ability to win, especially big games, not arm-strength or speed or size. Tom Brady belongs in the same category as Joe Montana if the Patriots make it to the Super Bowl and win. He might already be in that conversation anyways. I'd take Brady any day of the week over any of his contemporaries.
He wins the big games, Manning, Rivers, Favre and a few others have all come up short or they haven't won nearly as many big games. Some of it may be luck, but I'd rather be lucky than good and Brady is both. Besides, good players make their own luck.
I'm a huge Niners fan and a huge Montana fan, but even I can admit that Brady might slowly be entering the one-man conversation about the greatest QB of all-time.
I think he's better than Elway, but not by much. Listen to how Brady's teammates talk about him. He's clearly the leader of the team who demands excellence from those around him, and he gets it. People seem to forget that leadership is a talent, as is accuracy and poise under pressure, and in that respect I think only Montana had the same talent level that Brady does. Arm strength and numbers get you drafted high and they get you into the Hall of Fame, but its the aforementioned talents that get you rings and Brady has those talents in spades. Elway did too, but not to the same level as Montana or Brady.
And for the record, all three are light years ahead of Brett Fucking Favruh
Hey now, everyone comes up short once in a while. Brady himself has. See, "18-1" in the history books, thanks.
Rivers has never won a big game, but Favre has. He also holds every record known to man for quarterbacks. Peyton I'm just not sure about. got his ring, yes, but definitely does drop some important ones.
"Good players make their own luck?"
Don't know about that chief. Ask Fran Tarkenton or, God forbid, Archie Manning about that one. Football is a team sport, and without the team, you've got nothing, great quarterback or not.
You're right. Football is a team sport. That's why numbers don't mean nearly as much as success in big games, and only Montana can better Brady in that regard. It may be a team sport, but not everyone on the team has the same influence over the game's outcome: the QB has more sway than any other single player. As good as Tarkenton was, he still came up short in the biggest games. It's not a slander against him, but there are plenty of QB's who didn't come up short.
It's the nature of the game and of the position. Just like pitchers in baseball. No one wants to hear how good a pitcher's numbers would have been if he had better run-support. Why? Because if a pitcher loses 1-0, what does that really mean? It means the other pitcher threw a better game and the losing pitcher was simply out-dueled. Brady doesn't get beat in the big games very often. Since it's a team sport and the QB is the most important position on that team, who wins and who loses is THE most important statistic and THE most important talent is the ability to win the big games. Tarkenton didn't do it, Brady does.