The thing is, Brady doesn't think he's an all-time great despite winning four Super Bowls, three Super Bowl MVP awards and two NFL MVP awards. Before being honored at Super Bowl 50, Brady spoke about his standing among his fellow quarterbacks.
"That is a helluva question and I wouldn't put myself in there," Brady said, via ESPN.com. "I think there are some incredible players that have played the position and a lot of guys do things differently to get the job done. You see different styles, different techniques."
Props to Brady. It's hard to be that humble with the type of career he's had. Brady grew up a 49ers fan and lived close to Candlestick Park, so it's not hard to figure out who he think is the greatest quarterback ever.
"When you look at me being a fan of Joe Montana; nobody ever did it better than Joe Montana," the California native said. "In a way, he was like the Michael Jordan of football. The style and the grace and the beauty of what Joe's style was, it never looked hard for Joe."
Saw that one coming from 1,000,000 miles away.
In all seriousness, Patriots fans know what Brady is about and how hard he works. We hear about it on TV, we read about it, we even see it from him on his Facebook page.
He may never publicly say anything about himself being great, but there's no way he can be seen as anything less than great. He knows what/who he is. Some consider him the greatest ever right now, some are on the fence, and some don't, mostly due to spite and hatred.
Whatever the case may be, Brady is one of the five best quarterbacks to ever play this game, and we know it. The best part? He's not done yet.
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