Legendary Joe Montana Admits Tom Brady is the GOAT of the NFL

Published 03/03/2021, 2:34 PM EST
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shattered all expectations in 2020. The NFC South franchise battled against stacked odds to make their way to the Super Bowl LV.

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They went on to defeat defending champions Kansas City Chiefs by a comprehensive 9-31 scoreline in the season finale at the Raymond James Stadium last month.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) and head coach Bruce Arians celebrate during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In doing so, the Buccaneers won their 2nd-ever Super Bowl title. They also became the first team in NFL history to lift the Lombardi Trophy in front of home fans.

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Tom Brady was named Super Bowl LV MVP after throwing for 201 yards with 3 passing touchdowns. The 43-year-old won his 7th Championship ring, his first without playing under Bill Belichick.

Does this feat mean Brady will go down in history as the greatest to ever do it in the National Football League? Here’s what San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana has to say on the same.

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The 4-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana spent 16 seasons in the NFL between 1979-94. Montana ended his career with 40,500+ passing yards and 273+ passing touchdowns. He is often regarded as one of the best quarterbacks to ever set foot on a football field.

But the San Francisco 49ers legend believes Tom Brady has surpassed him in the all-time GOAT conversation in light of the latter’s latest Super Bowl triumph.

“Oh, I think Tom has taken his place on the top up there a long time ago. So, he’s had a tremendous career, he’s fun to watch….

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“But if you look at what Tom’s been able to accomplish in his time that he’s played, I think it puts him definitely up there in the top of the list,” Montana said on the show.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

TB12 finished his debut Buccaneers campaign throwing for 4,800+ yards and 40+ passing touchdowns. Brady confirmed that he will be returning for Tampa Bay this year. Is ring number 8 next on the agenda for the ‘Comeback Kid’? We’ll find out soon enough.

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