Tom Brady’s Explanation Of Why He’s Not The GOAT May Be The Most Humble Thing I’ve Ever Heard From A Pro Athlete

Five Super Bowls, four Super Bowl MVPs, two league MVPs, 12 Pro Bowls, 14 Division titles, Giselle, most combined regular-season and postseason wins of any quarterback in NFL history, the strongest jawline in league history, NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, and on and on and one. You get the picture. Arguing that Tom Brady is not the GOAT at this point is like arguing that yellow is the best Starburst. It falls on deaf ears.

But, for those stubborn contrarians who will fight to tooth and nail to deny Brady’s spot atop the mountain, they’ll likely employ the argument that Brady is just a product of an evolved system with a mad-genius coach that could make Ryan Leaf a star (they forget that the Cleveland Browns ran out Belichick after going 36-44 in five seasons). In any event, instead of campaigning for the title of G.O.A.T., Tom Brady himself does not agree with that title. What he told’s Ian O’Connor may be the hashtag most humble thing I’ve ever heard from a professional athlete.

“I don’t agree with that and I’ll tell you why. I know myself as a player. I’m really a product of what I’ve been around, who I was coached by, what I played against, in the era I played in. I really believe if a lot of people were in my shoes they could accomplish the same kinds of things. So I’ve been very fortunate.”

At this point, Brady has reached living legend status and his body of work is so astonishing that anything he says is just drowned out by his greatness. If he said he pees sitting down, I’d have no choice but to follow suit.

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