Why Tom Brady Is the Best Quarterback in the Modern Era

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Published: September 20, 2009

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... #000000;">Go ahead. Call me crazy. Nobody could ever pass the legendary Joe Montana. Not the Joe Montana, who threw for 40,551 yards, 273 touchdowns, 139 interceptions, and won four Super Bowls in his immortal 15-year career. He was nicknamed "Joe Cool" for not only his poise, but his ability to come up big in the playoffs. In fact, during his career, he was 16-7 in the postseason. It's tough to say that someone in the modern era is better than him, surpassing him as the best quarterback ever, but with Tom Brady, it's not so challenging.

Both were drafted considerably low, which is very surprising. Montana, mostly because of his size (only 6'0"), was drafted in the third round (82nd overall) by the San Francisco 49ers in 1979. Safe to say the Rams, who picked 81stBleacher Report - NFL
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