Joe Montana isn’t ready to call Tom Brady the greatest of all time, but many others already to, including Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback was getting ready to hit the links for a golfing excursion when he took some time out to give an interview on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger.”
During the interview, Rodgers offered his condolences to Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who came so close to the pinnacle only to come crashing down to earth in Super Bowl LI. He also made it clear that Brady is the greatest NFL quarterback of all time, even if the New England Patriots hadn’t won that game.
“He didn’t need to win [Super Bowl LI] to prove that he’s the GOAT, but … just another part of his legacy there,” Rodgers said.
Interestingly, Brady said last season that he is enamored with Rodgers’ game and watches him every chance he gets. Go figure.
Rodgers also touched on how difficult it is to maintain a high standard of excellence every year in the NFL, noting how hard it is to stay in peak physical and mental conditioning from season to season. This is something that Brady has mastered over the years, in part because of his out-of-this-world dedication to his craft (more on that here).
What Brady has done over the years, winning five titles and competing in seven Super Bowls, puts him in a league of his own.