Terrell Owens Compares Joe Montana-Tom Brady GOAT Debate to Michael Jordan-LeBron James

Published 04/16/2021, 1:09 PM EDT
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


Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. For almost 2 decades, Brady dominated the sport and made history with his iconic performances.

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Brady has been the defining player of the sport across multiple generations, winning multiple Super Bowls and making history.

And he’s been able to do it with unprecedented longevity. However, one former player believes that he isn’t the greatest of all time.

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Former NFL player Terrell Owens spoke recently in an interview with Mike Tyson. He noted that despite Tom Brady’s success on the biggest stage in the NFL, he doesn’t consider Tom Brady to be the greatest of all time.

That accolade, in his mind, belongs to Joe Montana. He compared the duo to NBA legends Michael Jordan and LeBron James. He noted that much like Michael Jordan, Joe Montana is undefeated in the Super Bowl which is what puts him above Brady in the conversation.

Tom Brady- Not the true GOAT?

Coming from Owens, it is a bold stand to take. Several analysts and players across the world consider Tom Brady the greatest of all time. He has won more Super Bowl titles in his own career than any franchise in NFL history.

However, his record in the Super Bowl isn’t perfect. He has lost on multiple occasions in the Super Bowl. But he has had more success than failures on the biggest stage the NFL has to offer.

Last season was one of the biggest challenges for Tom Brady. After several years of playing in New England, he decided to embark on a new journey. He chose to leave the Patriots, after 6 Super Bowl titles and almost 2 decades of domination with the franchise.

He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a franchise that had been struggling for years ahead of his arrival. But it wasn’t all roses when he first got there.

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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

Initially, Tom Brady and Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians clashed on the style of play. Arians would even call Brady out in public over not playing the way he wanted. It appeared as though the relationship wouldn’t work.

However, the two were able to settle their differences, and the Buccaneers got rolling. Eventually, Brady was able to lead the team to their first Super Bowl title in 20 years.

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Is Tom Brady the greatest of all time? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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