Good debate so far...
1) First, I do not consider raw stats as the measure of the best (or the accumulation of such... e.g. why Marino can NEVER be called the best). Yes, there must be a reasonable length of time to make players eligible for the title of BEST EVER (I'd say 6-7 seasons is the min.). Also, stats are definately an important factor... as they eliminate our biased/selective memories.
2) I noticed the immediate emergence of Joe Montana's in this thread... I would submit that Brady is just as clutch. Look at the first superbowl run season, amazing games under immense pressure (including the superbowl). He is the definition of cool under pressure.
3) Brady has been surrounded by mediocre WRs for much of his career... no all time NFL best WR - Jerry Rice (this is UNDEBATEABLE... to that I think we can all agree). Peyton Manning has had Harrison (top 10 all time) for his whole career. Which future hall of fame WRs has Brady played with for more than 1- 3 seasons?
4) Schemes are only as effective as the players running them.
Would 4 SB rings, an undefeated season, the perfect QB season, and prior seasons of top performances be enough?? If not, what would... 5 SB rings?? 2 perfect seasons??
BTW- As I type this, Terry Bradshaw just stated that Brett Farve is the best QB ever... lol
BTW - Giants will upset "the perfect season" Dec 29th... like they did for the Denver Broncos...
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