In the eyes of many fans and figures from the world of American football, Tom Brady is the best quarterback in the history of the NFL, but one of the greats of this sport does not share their opinion.
During a recent interview with Men’s Health, the former San Francisco 49ers great gave his opinion on the subject. And no, he didn’t declare himself the greatest center of all time. Instead, he set his sights on one of his most famous opponents, Dan Marino, who excelled for the Miami Dolphins.
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“Put him in today’s football where he can throw passes freely. […] At the time, his receivers were small; Now these guys are 6 feet 4 inches tall and 6 feet 5 inches tall. I think he’s one of the best under the radar players. “People don’t talk about him enough and don’t understand the amount of stats he kept while playing,” said Montana, who defeated Marino in Super Bowl XIX.
Thus, according to him, his former opponent would have done better than Brady had he evolved from the 2000s. “He equalized quickly, while I had to follow a lot of steps to get enough force on the ball. He switched perfectly with his upper body in order to complete the relay accurately and very quickly,” said the 67-year-old.
If Brady has seven Super Bowl titles, 89,214 aerial yards and 649 touchdown passes, Marino has accumulated 61,361 passing yards and 420 Trophy through the air, without winning a single Vince Lombardi Trophy.
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