Max Kellerman still says Tom Brady isn't best ever. This is just sad now.

Alex Reimer
February 05, 2019 - 9:42 am

Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t seem like Max Kellerman is taking the Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl victory all that well.

On “First Take” Monday, Kellerman refused to say Tom Brady is the best football player ever, still insisting he would rather have Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers. His two cohorts, Stephen A. Smith and Will Cain, were clearly not amused.

“Tom Brady at various points in his career looked like the best player in football –– here and there,” Kellerman said. “But it wasn’t like throughout his whole career we were like, ‘That’s the best guy in the league.’ … Many of years of his career, the consensus was that Peyton Manning was better –– until it mattered most. Many of years of his career, people with eyeballs know that Aaron Rodgers was better. Brady never gave you the sense that you were looking at Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan.”

This argument is silly and antiquated, of course. In addition to six Super Bowl rings and 30 playoff victories, Brady is fourth all-time in passing yards, third in touchdown passes and fourth in passer-rating. He has the wins and the numbers.

Brady was a game manager in the early aughts, but he’s been posting explosive numbers since 2007. Even though his numbers were down this season, he still finished with 4,355 yards and 29 TDs. 

The longer Brady goes, the more we will see Kellerman twist himself into a pretzel. That’s one major reason to keep pulling for TB12.