NFL Hall of Famer Compares THIS Quarterback to Legendary Tom Brady

Published 03/10/2021, 1:18 PM EST


The Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers sealed a magical Super Bowl win by beating Kansas City Chiefs earlier this year. The NFC South franchise flourished under the leadership of the veteran NFL quarterback. He led the Buccaneers to their second-ever Lombardi win and was adjudged Super Bowl LV MVP as well.

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NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after winning the Super Bowl LV REUTERS/Brian Snyder

TB12 will return once again in 2021 to defend his latest title. But another quarterback is scheduled to make a return when the season starts later in September – Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott.

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Despite suffering a nasty double compound fracture in Week 5 last year, the former Mississippi State University player signed a 4-year extension with the NFC East big boys worth a reported $160 million ($126 million in guarantees).

Could he be the one to lead the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl title since 1996? Here’s what a certain former player has to say on the same.

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NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin was part of the Dallas Cowboys outfit that last lifted the Lombardi Trophy in the late 1990s. He was the latest guest on ESPN’s show featuring the outspoken Stephen A. Smith.

Irvin heaped praise on 27-year-old Dak Prescott after securing his record-breaking extension on Monday night.

He said, “We have the closest thing in the National Football League to Tom Brady at quarterback now. That’s what we have. Because Dak Prescott has the ability to do what Tom does and he has the leadership (skills) like Tom. That’s what that means.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys on the field during warm ups before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

“Dak Prescott along with his leadership and how these guys follow him was well worth becoming the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history.

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“You got to make sure you measure and count for these things….That’s where he’s most like Tom Brady. He’s a great leader,” Irvin said on the show.

In 69 starts for the Cowboys, Dak Prescott has thrown for 17,634 yards with 106 passing touchdowns. He has a 42-27 record as a starter and will be expected to the first team line-up when he clears rehab later this year.

Only time will tell if Prescott is the right man to lead America’s team to the promised land. Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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