- 04/19/2011, 11:18AM ET
grahamwagner10 said 04/19, 11:18 AM
Yes Tom Brady is the best quarterback in in the NFL becasue he is the best in late game/pressure situations. He's the ONLY quarterback to lead his team to a 16-0 regular season record. Brady holds the single season record for most touchdown passes with 50. He's also won 3 Super Bowl (XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIX).
RP-29 said 04/19, 01:59 PM
I give much props to Brady. He has had a great NFL career and has had a train of supermodels diving head first into a Slip & Slide of his seed. It doesn't get much better than that.
However, the question is: "Is Tom Brady the BEST quarterback in the NFL?" That's a present tense question and deserves a present tense answer. Short answer: No.
I'm sure you'll regurgitate Tom Brady's stellar 2010 regular season stats as foundation for your argument. Yes, he was the most efficient QB in the regular season last year with a 111 rating and a nice 36/4 TD/INT ratio. Does that make Brady the best QB? If it does, then Chad Pennington was unquestionably the best QB in the NFL in 2002.
Also, Brady's clutch play last year resulted in a playoff loss to the Jets on his home turf with an 89 rating and a 2/1 TD/INT ratio. Set that next to Aaron Rodgers' 4 road wins, 9/2 ratio and a rating over 111 in 3 of those 4 games including a crazy 136.8 against the top seeded Falcons. No contest.
In the present, if any sane objective football mind is creating a new NFL team (Fantasy Football, Madden, expansion, etc.) Brady is clearly NOT the #1 QB of choice anymore. His time has passed.
grahamwagner10 said 04/19, 02:15 PM
The home loss to the Jets wasn't completely Brady's fault, the entire team played like ****. Brady has had more great playoff games than bad playoff games. Plus Brady has weapons at all positions like Welker at WR. Look at what BRady did in with Moss and Welker, the Pats went 16-0 during the regular season and finished the season with an 18-1. The one loss coming in the Super Bowl when David Tyree's helmet made the catch. if that doesn't happen and Eli Manning doesn't get away from the Pats pressure then theBrady and the Patriots would have been the first team since the '72 Dolphins to go undefeated.
RP-29 said 04/20, 10:26 AM
You've made two arguments and still haven't given one good reason why Tom Brady is the best QB in the NFL right now. You say clutch. So how did Brady do in his four Superbowls?
XXXVI: 16 of 27 for 145 yards and 1 TD. "The Rams outgained the Patriots 427-267 in total yards, but the Patriots forced three turnovers, which resulted in 17 points, while committing no turnovers."
XXXVIII: 32 of 48 for 354 yards and 3 TD with 1 INT. "Kasay???s ensuing kickoff went out of bounds, giving New England the ball at their own 40."
XXXIX: 23 of 33 for 236 yards and 2 TD. "the Patriots' defense forced four turnovers"
XLII: 29 of 48 for 266 yards and 1 TD. "was sacked five times, hurried a dozen more and at one point wound up on his knees, his hands on his hips following one of many poor throws in New England's lowest scoring game of the season"
WHERE'S THE CLUTCH? In all three of his wins he needed the other team to self destruct and he did just enough to put his kicker in position to win the game for him. In his loss he played his worst game of the year.
Brady has had 6 career postseason game winning drives. All 6 were won on field goals.
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