- Jun 4, 2011
What I don’t get is how people discount winning entirely when having these discussions. At least when it comes to QB’s. Yes it’s a team sport and there are 53 guys on the roster, but the QB is part of that team and one of those 53. He’s one of the most important guys if not the most important.I've said this before and it will almost certainly always be true for the rest of NFL history: One thing that is completely indisputable, and objectively true (not subjective to whatever pet argument anyone wants to make), is that Tom Brady is the greatest *winner* in the history of the NFL. Period. Nobody else is even in the conversation. Not Montana. Not Unitas. Not Baugh. Not Bradshaw. Not Elway. Not Peyton. Not Rodgers. Nobody. The only one you could even mention would be Otto Graham, and that's based on a handful of years of work. He doesn't have anything close to the volume that Brady does. Nobody else is even in the discussion at all.
Nobody actually makes the “Just look at the rings” argument people like to mock. They use the rings to supplement the overall argument which is fair. Postseason success shouldn’t be the only factor to consider but it should definitely be one of them, especially when you’re trying to decide who’s at the top of the mountain for all time greatness. No one would take Trent Dilfer over Dan Marino.
Tom Brady being the GOAT isn’t just pointing at the six trophies, it’s the other accomplishments where he matches up well with the competition and then pointing out the postseason where he just smokes said competition and leaves them completely in the dust. It’s also not like he’s gotten “carried” to any of his titles either. Every single one has required him to make big plays to secure the championship.