How did I rank Brady in the 5-7 when I only listed four QB better than him? Opposed to just ranking him 8th which comes after 4th? Maybe I fell asleep that day in school when they taught counting to ten, but last time I checked that 5 comes right after 4. But hey, maybe this new math all the cool kids are doing these days have it in a different order. Again, I said he is 5-7 because I said there might be one or two other QBs that might be better than him and I have haven't kept track of the league. That is where 6th and 7th place might come in. Otherwise, he is 5th IMHO. One thing is for sure is that he is not top 3.
Getting a bit frustrated, eh? You rated four QBs above him “before having to think about it” (therefore leaving the list at 4). Then, in another post, stated he’s 5-7 (while also admitting you’re not watching the other QBs play this season). If you’ve rated him in the top four, and there are 32 starting QBs in the NFL, he is therefore still in the upper tier. So yeah, maybe you were asleep in school when they taught that math thing.
And thank you for making the argument I have been making all along which you seem to have a problem with me stating. Brady is clearly on the decline.
And how is that decline “clear?” Flesh that out a bit for me. Upon what measure are you basing that on? What is your criteria for coming to that conclusion?
But since he is falling for the tops of the top heights that no other QB has fallen from, but is still top of the second tier of QBs. Where is your beef with what I am saying.
I think there is one QB who is clearly playing better over the course of the entire season, and that’s Mahomes. The rest of the QBs you’ve referenced have either not sustained that level of play throughout the course of the season (ala Wilson) or have played a weak schedule and struggled a bit against better defenses (Big Ben). But again, I’m really not sure what you’re basing this decline on since you haven’t fleshed that out at all and I’m also not sure how you’re ranking QBs anyway since you’re not watching the games.
All I have ever said is that he is not elite (You seem to agree), he is still better than 25-27 other QBs (you also seem to agree), and I don't think he is good enough to carry a bad offense by himself like he did in say 2006.
He just carried a bad offense to nearly a two seed and a bye last season before the run defense decided to take a dump and then got run over by the team who played for the AFCCG. Moreover, he didn’t win the Super Bowl in 2006 nor 2013 either. Was he “clearly in decline” then?
My issue is not with you saying he isn’t elite anymore. There’s only one QB playing elite ball in the NFL right now. My issue was with you jumping in on a debate about whether or not Brady is still playing at a “high level,” which he clearly still is.