Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He has done it all. No stone has gone unturned. He has mastered the art of quarterbacking that only few have done before. But this all begs the question: Is Brady still the best quarterback in the game right now?
If it wasn’t for Brady being Brady the New England Patriots would not be 7-2. One could even argue if their record would be 2-7. There isn’t any other quarterback in the game right now that could do more with less. Look at what has been happening to Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. I could argue that the Falcons are still more talented with all of their injuries than the Patriots were at one point this season. The Falcons are 2-7, and the Patriots are 7-2.
Besides the logistics of that situation, Brady is still the NFL’s best quarterback because the weapons that I have alluded too have become household names under his grasp. Experts can argue that Peyton Manning is the still the NFL’s best quarterback at the moment, but the man clearly has been blessed with weapons that could rival that of the 2007 Patriots. Heck, if the Denver Broncos re-signed Tim Tebow, odds are that he would have some type of success with that offense. Yes, Manning makes it run at an extremely high level, but there is talent around him nonetheless. Brady was left with nothing for a good chunk of the season, and he was able to work miracles. Peyton Manning could not do the same.
And if that wasn’t enough, let’s not forget about Brady’s historical accomplishments. He has been to five Super Bowls, winning three of them. He threw 50 touchdowns in one season to cap off an undefeated regular season. Couple that past success with what the surefire Hall of Famer has gone through this season, and you have the NFL’s best quarterback.