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The G.O.A.T. Tom Brady?

Is the Golden Boy REALLY the greatest quarterback of all time?

Some may argue whether Tom Brady is or isn’t the G.O.A.T. (an acronym for the Greatest of All Time). Yes, he’s won so many Super Bowls and holds a crazy career record. Yet there are some other contenders for being the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

The 43-year-old Brady once again proved why he is the best. Winning his 7th Super Bowl now places him first all-time in NFL championships. He is arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL so far. 

In 2002, Brady won his first Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. Since then, he’s appeared in 9 other Super Bowls. Brady holds the record for the most Super Bowl appearances as a quarterback with 10 total. Former quarterback John Elway, who won titles in 1998 and 1999 for the Denver Broncos, appeared in 5 Super Bowls, which is not even close to Tom Brady’s record.

Now let’s talk about the number of yards Tom Brady has thrown this year. In the 2020 season, he had a total of 4,633 yards. His career high in yards thrown is 5,235 yards in 2011. If you add up all his career yards, it totals 79,204. That’s a crazy number, but it’s not the highest.

Drew Brees, who many people believe will retire this season, has a total of 80,358 yards, and he also holds the record for passing completions. Yes, he is still on top of the charts, but Brady could surpass Brees for total yards in his upcoming season. And we’ll probably see Brady in the Super Bowl again, and Brees has only won a single championship. 

Another contender for the G.O.A.T. is Peyton Manning, who won a Super Bowl for both the Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. Although he didn’t win 7 Super Bowls, or throw for over 80,000 yards, he is still in the Hall of Fame and he is a 5-time NFL MVP, which is two more than Brady has had. You could compare Manning to Kobe Bryant (RIP), because he may not have 7 rings, but his overall rating is still high and he’s a legend.

Last but not least is Joe Montana, who won 4 Super Bowls, which is still lower than Brady’s total. Yet Montana won his fourth Super Bowl in his 10th season, while Tom Brady achieved his fourth title in season number 14. Montana is also in the NFL Hall of Fame and perhaps he is the leader in the G.O.A.T. category. 

However, Tom Brady is still the Greatest of All Time. He’s won so many Super Bowls and will continue to chase after those rings.

All hail the G.O.A.T.!

About the Contributor
Francisco Martinez
Francisco Martinez, Staff Writer
Francisco is a senior at Glendale High School. He is a former Construction student, and a member of the Journalism class. He is a good-looking man, who enjoys watching basketball and playing video games.
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