Tom Brady Is Peerless – And Not Just Among QBs

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Ferrall On The Bench
January 23, 2019 - 9:34 am

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After winning a ninth AFC Championship, Tom Brady is peerless – and not just among quarterbacks. 

“He’s been to more Super Bowls now than any other franchise, (let alone) any other quarterback,” Boston Globe Patriots writer Jim McBride said on Ferrall on the Bench. “He just keeps rewriting the books, and he never looks older. He’s still young, he’s still enthusiastic, and his teammates love him. It’s uncanny. He’s twice the age of half the guys in those locker room, and he’s still getting it done.”

Indeed, Brady will have a chance to win his sixth Super Bowl. His five titles are already the most of all time, as Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw are tied with four apiece.

“The argument that a lot of people make, especially 49ers fans, (is) Montana never lost a Super Bowl,” McBride said, “but he only went to four. You can’t penalize Brady for the games that he lost. He got them there. He put them in position. This is going to be nine now. It’s just insane. To play at the level that he’s playing at at his age – a couple years ago he said he had the answers to all the tests, and I think he does. Look at the weapons he has with him. He has Edelman and Gronk, but really, he doesn’t have that marquee wide receiver, that deep guy. But he just makes it work.”

After leading the Patriots to wins over the Chargers and Chiefs – the two best teams in the AFC during the regular season – Brady will try to topple the Rams, who tied for the best record in football.

Scott Ferrall believes he will. In fact, he believes Brady will make short work of 24-year-old Jared Goff and can’t envision the Patriots losing back-to-back Super Bowls.

“I don’t see it happening,” McBride said, agreeing. “I really don’t. They don’t get to play (the underdog) card very often, so when they were shown as underdogs against Kansas City, they were going to make the most of that. They used it as a chip on their shoulder. They talk about in the Patriots locker room that they don’t really pay attention to the outside noise, but they definitely heard it this year.

“When a lot of people talked about how great the Chargers were on the road and (how the Patriots were) terrible on the road all year, so there’s no way they can go into Arrowhead and win – they heard that noise,” McBride continued. “They heard the talking heads talk. It motivated them. It certainly motivated Brady – and if he’s motivated, it’s going to be a trickle-down effect to all those guys on the roster.”