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It's all part of this jock worship culture that has been created in part by ESPN. IMO, people cannot wrap their heads around a clearly inferior athlete like Brady is a better QB than a guy like Rodgers.Once again the stupid talk is heating up because Aaron Rodgers is off to a 4-0 start and Brady is 43 and well over the hill. Funny, but I didn't hear how great Brady was when, with 3 rings already on his fingers, he started out 2007 at 18-0. He had to take it to the incredible level of 9 AFC titles and 6 SB rings just to pass Joe Montana, the former GOAT.
That brings up my questions.
1 - When did looking good become the standard of greatness over winning?
2 - When did clutch performances at key times take second fiddle to stats?
3 - How can people ignore the amount of comebacks that a QB has?
4 - Will the stupidity ever end?
100% correct. Guys like the ones you mention (and I would like to add Mahomes to that group) make these unbelievably athletic plays that make for great TV and even better ESPN highlights. Tune in for 30 seconds and see an amazing play week in and week out. Meanwhile, Brady's greatness happens over the course of a drive, a quarter, a game, a season or even multiple season. His play doesn't make you go "wow" until it's game over and he wins. Again. To be honest, I can't recall a single play where I thought Brady is an unbelievable athlete. There's drives, comebacks, games and seasons where he amazes. But there's already lots of plays that Mahomes makes where you go "oooooooooooooh".The issue is differentiating between a QB and a Passer.
Overall, Rogers and Peyton were better passers than Brady. Fine. That's great. You have to admit that both (add Brees and Wilson as well) have a lot of amazing throws - all four can come up with a wow moment every week.
Brady, however, did far more with less, elevated everyone around him, ignored stats for results - all those other things that make a passer a great QB.