Tom Brady Doesn’t Agree With His G.O.A.T. Status

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Since winning his fifth Super Bowl ring in February, New England Patriots star Tom Brady has been declared the G.O.A.T.

EA Sports even gave him the titleΒ recently, with the cover of Madden NFL 18, which carries the tagline “G.O.A.T. Edition”. But,Β wow does Brady feel about it? He actually doesn’t agree.

In an interview with ESPN, Brady was asked about his G.O.A.T. status, and he declined to take the title. He instead gives credit to the system and era he has played in.

“I don’t agree with that and I’ll tell you why,” he said. “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. … I don’t ever want to be the weak link.”

For a long time, legendary 49ers quarterback Joe Montana was widely considered the greatest quarterback ever, after retiring with four Super Bowl rings. But, once Brady tied him and then surpassed him earlier this year, the torch was passed, as he earned the most Super Bowl titles for any quarterback in NFL history.

What do you think? Is Brady the best ever… in your opinion?