Johnny Firpo wrote:Another important factor, in my opinion it is easier to win an NFL MVP than it is to win an NBA MVP, and MJ has Brady doubled up there. In the NFL it's pretty much almost always a QB who wins, so in his best days Brady really only had to compete with a handful of players for this award, and the truth is that he wasn't really considered to be the best in the league, never mind ever. That came with the 5th ring, probably, and the truth is that he won some Super Bowls recently where he wasn't even close to being the best player on his team. I think Brady is massively overrated, and I don't think MJ is. A little bit, probably, but not nearly as much as Brady. Also, Gretzky > both.
Brady was already in the conversation for the GOAT in 2010. He had already 3 Super Bowls, two league MVPs and broke every single season statistical record for a QB in 2007. In 2010 he became the first unanimous MVP in NFL history with the greatest touchdown-interception ratio in a regular season.
In 2012 he also (with Brees) broke the single season yardage record and helped Gronkowski break every single season tight-end record in NFL History, leading the Patriots to another Super Bowl appearance.
By 2014 when Brady was his 4th Super Bowl and had his 6th Super Bowl appearance he was crowned as the GOAT by almost everyone. The only people that doubted him where people saying that Montana was 4-0 in the Super Bowl while Brady was 4-2, despite Brady blowing Montana out of the water statistically.
You have to realize Brady is basically #3 all time statistically the regular season and #1 all time in the post-season. He has the statistics and the accolades, in addition to post-season success.
You also have to realize how hard it is to get to a Super Bowl, let alone win one.
There is a reason why Rodgers has only been to 1, Brees has only been to 1, Favre has only been to 2, Manning has only been to 3 etc.
Brady has been to 9 Super Bowls...that's like the equivalent of NBA player reaching 12-13 finals.