Hall of Fame quarterbacks talked about the greatest quarterbacks
in the entire NFL history for an NFL Network special. Was Tom Brady part of the
discussion? Of course he was, and that doesn’t come as a surprise for us.
The discussion will air on Friday night on NFL
Network, but the NFL has already shared a teaser clip of the show on Twitter. We
can see Hall of Famer Joe Namath saying that Brady is the greatest of all time.
“You know from what I’ve
surmised watching Tom, he’s had some great opportunities because of his team
and his experience, and he’s owned up. He has stepped up. He’s answered that
challenge more times than anybody. And he’s brilliant,” Namath said of the six-time
Super Bowl champ. “You’ve gotta say, who’s the best of all time? Well, given
the numbers and the championships, Tom is.”
Dan Fouts earned his gold
jacket for his 15-year tenure
with the San Diego Chargers. Today, he analyzes games for CBS, and he sees Brady a lot more often than his Hall of
“The other part of it is he’s been in the same system forever,” Fouts said of Brady, “That means, the saying, ‘coach on the field,’ well no kidding. He’s smarter than the coach on the field, because he’s been in that huddle, he’s been in that pocket trying to get it done, but he knows how to do it, because he’s been there before. He’s seen everything.”
Roger Staubach’s offered a similar praise.
“Brady has got an amazing
ability to read the defense quickly, and going to the right receiver,” said
Staubach. “Because you don’t have a whole lot of extra time anymore.”
Jim Kelly, Kurt Warner and John Elway didn’t say a lot
in the clip, but we can imagine their commentary.
Warner lost a Super Bowl to Brady’s Patriots and
played in the league through 2009. Elway has competed as an executive against
New England since 2011.
The Patriots have yet to finish their season. They are
6-0 at this point of the season, and the New York Jets are next on their list.