This is really a stupid debate. But with Aaron Rodgers playing Tom Brady this week, it’s been a topic of conversation all week.
Who is the greatest quarterback of all time? Like it comes down to a choice between just Rodgers and Brady… idiotic. Ignorant. Short-sighted. Plain stupid.
Brady has deflected questions about who the greatest quarterback is. Most people think Brady is the greatest quarterback. Personally, I still hold Joe Montana in high regard.
Those two guys just win. They’re clutch when you needed them to be clutch.
And of course, it hasn’t hurt that both guys have had a ton more talent around them than Rodgers has maybe ever had. So Rodgers usually gets this — the most talented quarterback ever.
[Insert your own diatribe about how the Packers have wasted that talent here.]
While Brady wanted no part of the debate, Rodgers took it head-on. Who does Rodgers think the greatest quarterback is? Tom Brady.
“I let you guys worry about those types of conversations,” Rodgers said. “I think that’s end-of-career conversations. … I’m just worried about winning right now. He’s got five championships, so that ends most discussions, I think.”
I’m not sure what the tools who ask these questions expect the player to say.
“Yeah, I’m the fuckin’ greatest ever! Mark it down!”
Maybe if the question were being posed to Zlatan Ibrahimović, you’d get a response like that. No quarterback is going to give you anything like that. They’re going to dodge the question or praise some other guy.
In this case, Rodgers was probably correct to point to Brady. We know Rodgers is going to go out on that field on Sunday and try to show the Patriots and everyone else what’s what, though.