In the eyes of many American football fans and celebrities, Tom Brady is the best quarterback in NFL history, but one of the game’s greats doesn’t share their opinion.
during a recent interview on the site of men’s Health, The former pride of the San Francisco 49ers has given his take on the subject. And no, he didn’t declare himself the greatest center of all time. Instead he focused on one of his most famous opponents, Dan Marino, who excelled with the Miami Dolphins.
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“Put him in today’s football, where he can throw passes freely. (…) At that time, his receivers were small; Now these guys are 6 feet 4 inches, 6 feet 5 inches. I think he is one of the best under-the-radar players. “People don’t talk about him enough and don’t understand the importance of the statistics he put up when he was playing,” said Montana, who beat Marino in Super Bowl XIX.
Thus, in his words, his former rival would have done better than Brady if he had evolved from the 2000s. “He drew fast, whereas I had to take several steps to apply enough force to the ball. The 67-year-old said, he did a complete transformation with his upper body to complete the relay much faster.
While Brady had seven Super Bowl titles, 89,214 passing yards and 649 touchdown passes, Marino had 61,361 yards and 420 majors without ever winning the Vince-Lombardi Trophy.