We initially posted most of this content on March 22, 2020, right after the Covid pandemic hit America hard. But with the news today that Tom Brady is going to retire from the NFL, it’s time to revisit it and update the statistics to prove, once again, that the biggest cheater in the sport’s history is not even close to being the “best ever” … as if it was even a debate.
So, remember: Brady is not the highest-rated QB in any significant classification. Aaron Rodgers holds the single-season record for QB rating, set in 2011. Brady’s best single-season effort was 2007, when his team was busted by the NFL for cheating, and that season ranks just sixth all time. Patrick Mahomes is now the career leader in this category, and Brady is eighth. Heck, Brady is even behind Dak Prescott on this list.
Furthermore, Brady appears nowhere in the Top 25 all-time, single postseason performances for quarterbacks, either, despite his alleged postseason prowess. And Brady ranks just 17th in all-time postseason QB rating for a career. None of these facts scream “GOAT” at all. He’s been very lucky, and he’s cheated, probably for his entire postseason bag of success.
You can revisit the prior piece for even more exploration of his cheating patterns, his overrated postseason play, and other nonsense about this egomaniac. Remember, he was a sixth-round draft choice for a reason: He posted a relatively average QB rating in college and never won the full-time starting job at the University of Michigan.
(And always remember, he went to the same “Christian” high school that Barry Bonds attended. What are the odds of the two biggest cheaters in sports ever going to the same school?)
Brady was solid while certainly flashing signs of potential while in college. So, how did all NFL teams pass on him five times over before the New England Patriots took a flyer on him? It makes for good myth making, but in reality, Brady was nothing special, and it took cheating to make him successful in American professional football—and a lot of it.
Good riddance, we say.