The Sporting News says Tom Brady is the worst QB left in the playoffs
Apparently he has fallen off a bit, according to Sporting News, who have ranked him as the worst QB remaining in the playoffs.
Yes, that's right. They've ranked 3-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady as the worst QB left in the playoffs. The guy with two Super Bowl MVPs, two regular season MVPs, 9 Pro Bowl nods, and 2 first-team All-Pro nominations. That's the worst QB left in the playoffs, according to The Sporting News.
Their criteria included arm strength, accuracy/delivery, mobility/athleticism, pocket presence/awareness and intangibles. Brady ranked among the bottom half in every category.
The totals, after they assigned point values to each QB and added them up:
1. Manning, Luck, Wilson — 28
4. Brees — 22
5. Newton — 21
6. Rivers, Kaepernick — 19
8. Brady — 15
I'm one of the folks who would rank Brady as the greatest of all time, so it goes without saying that I disagree pretty strongly with this list. I'd take Brady over any of those guys. Also, I think it would be a mistake to rank him so poorly in things like intangibles, pocket presence/awareness, and accuracy/delivery. It may also be a mistake to award the exact same amount of points for mobility as they do for accuracy.
Still, everyone's entitled to their own opinion. Even if that opinion happens to be laughably wrong.