- Oct 1, 2015
Haha I hear you. Makes me crazy too. But Francesa's reasoning is:That line makes me want to puke. How is Tom Brady not the best super bowl Qb in history? I mean, how it even a question?
- Montana is 4-0. Brady is 6-3. So if you line up Brady's 4-0 with Montana's 4-0, over Brady's next five (it's astonishing that Francesa doesn't even acknowledge how frigging unbelievable it is to GET to FIVE MORE SUPER BOWLS!!!!) he's "only" 2-3. So taking away the 4-0 to match Montana, Brady has a LOSING record in Super Bowls.
- Brady's passer rating in Super Bowls is dwarfed by Montana's, which is especially upsetting because 6 of Brady's 9 appearances came with the revised, very passing-friendly rules.
Super Bowl passing lines:
Brady: 256-392 (65.3%), 2838 yds, 7.2 y/a, 18 td, 6 int, 95.6 rating
Montana: 83-122 (68.0%), 1142 yds, 9.4 y/a, 11 td, 0 int, 127.8 rating
So Francesa argues that Montana has been the better winner in Super Bowls (in his mind, 4-0 trumps 6-3), and that his stat line is much better than Brady's. So how can Brady be the better Super Bowl quarterback if he's not the better winner nor has put up better stats?
Don't misunderstand, I'm not defending Francesa. I think his arguments are weak. But....these are his arguments.