Brady arguably among best QBs of all time

The Patriots mounted the biggest comeback in NFL Super Bowl history on Sunday, Feb. 5. They were down 21-3 at half and were down 25 at one point in the second half.

At the start of the fourth quarter, everything started to go the Patriots’ way, and they came back just in time to force overtime. They won the toss and elected to receive. Tom Brady led them right down the field, and they ended the game with a touchdown in historic fashion.

This was Brady’s fifth Super Bowl win in his career, the most by any quarterback ever. He dominated this year in the regular season with amazing stats.

When the playoffs came around, Brady was in a league of his own. He threw seven touchdowns and completed over 70 percent of his passes.

Although he threw three interceptions, which was more than he threw in the regular season, Brady made up for it. He picked apart defenses and led his offense up and down the field.

The Patriots’ offense was on another level in the second half of the Super Bowl, overcoming the biggest deficit in history.  Brady connected with his running back James White 14 times, an NFL Super Bowl receiving record.

Many people think Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time, and with more rings than any other QB, it’s a strong argument. Because he threw three postseason interceptions, which other great quarterbacks never did, the debate could go either way.

The way Brady plays isn’t always the prettiest brand of football, but at the end of the day, he gets the job done. Not many quarterbacks who have played were more clutch than Brady when it matters most.

Holmes freshman Tyler Loebel said he definitely thinks Brady is the best. “Brady is clearly the greatest of all time. His longevity paired with his success is unmatched. He can make players around him so much better. No matter his cheating. He has won the most Super Bowls of all time. He has proved again and again that he can beat more talented teams with his less talented teams. That’s why he is the G.O.A.T.”

Brady isn’t doing all this winning with former all American college athletes like so many other quarterbacks have. His favorite receiver, Julian Edelman, was drafted in the seventh round. His second favorite target Danny Amendola wasn’t drafted at all. He was picked up as undrafted free agent.

Winning without big name college athletes says another thing about Brady. He makes the guys around him better players.  

Some people still think Brady isn’t the absolute best yet. Holmes PE teacher Corey Peters is one of them. “I don’t think he is the best quarterback. I know it is a popular question and a popular debate, but it is difficult to compare the style of football 10, 20, 30 or even 50 years ago. Players change, and so does the style of the game. You can say that today’s football players are much larger and faster than ever.”

Peters likes Joe Montana who played for the 49ers and Chiefs in the ’80s and ’90s. “I would say Montana would be my choice, but he also was benefited by a great supporting cast. I’m sure there were many players that probably had better skill, but not the supporting cast on the field or in the front office that ultimately limited their production on the field.”

Whether or not Brady is the greatest, or even likeable, one has to respect his passion to compete and recognize the fact that he definitely is going to be one of the best to ever play.

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