Chargers QB Philip Rivers on why Tom Brady might not be the greatest QB of all-time
There is always a debate about the criteria that makes someone the greatest of all time and when people bring up Brady, they usually use the case of his Super Bowl victories.
Rivers isn’t so so sure that Super Bowl victories are the greatest way to evaluate quarterback success and points out the game against the Seattle Seahawks as a reason why.
“I remember thinking when the Patriots beat the Seahawks, when they had that interception against the Seahawks down [on the goal line] and that gave them what, their [fourth] championship?” Rivers said via CBS Sports.
“You know everyone said, ‘Well, he’s now the greatest of all time.’ And I thought to myself, I already thought he was already one of [the greatest] — I mean, how do you ever decide that? It’s like the old Michael Jordan [debate], right? We could talk about that forever, too — but I already thought he was already one of the greatest of all-time, but because they intercepted the pass, he’s now the greatest of all time? What if the Seahawks were to run it in? And the Seahawks were to have won? Brady would have just played the exact same game. He didn’t do anything different, you know?”
Brady has played in nine Super Bowls winning six of them, but with a couple of different bounces and some out of Brady’s control, they easily could have been 3-6 or 4-5, and maybe the conversation is different.
Rivers didn’t say exactly who he thinks the GOAT is but did bring up Dan Marino as one guy who he thinks could maybe be at the top of the list.
Rivers does bring up a good point regarding Brady, but the Super Bowls worked out the way they did, so most are still going to use that as an argument when discussing him as one of the best of all time.