One of the great debates of our time is whether or not Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time.
But if anyone knows about great quarterbacks it’s Jerry Rice.
And Jerry Rice just claimed he would take this quarterback over Tom Brady and you won’t believe who it is.
Go into any Buffalo Wild Wings in the country and you will find that one dude claiming that Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL.
It is hard to deny Tom Brady’s success as a quarterback.
Brady has six Super Bowl rings, which is more than 30 franchises in the NFL have.
Brady also has 32 playoff victories, which he personally only trails three franchises in playoff success: Cowboys, Steelers, and Green Bay.
Not to mention he holds the record for the most touchdowns thrown and game winning drives in NFL history.
But those stats don’t impress Jerry Rice.
After all, Jerry Rice has played with some of the best quarterbacks in the game like Steve Young and Joe Montana.
And when asked by KGMZ-FM, a sports talk radio station in San Francisco, if he would take Joe Montana or Tom Brady as his quarterback to complete a game winning drive, Rice didn’t hold back.
Without hesitation Rice took Joe Montana over Tom Brady.
Rice explained, “It’s a whole different era, and I would go with Montana any day because he was Joe Cool, and he was in an era where he was not as protected. I’m going to go with Joe Montana because, like I said, it was a different era.”
He continued by saying, “Not taking anything away from what’s happening today, but you look at the game today, the way it’s played, you look at how receivers are protected. I never thought I would see an era where the running back doesn’t have to be on the ground for them to stop the play because this, to me, is supposed to be tackle football.”
It is hard to deny the fact that Montana and Rice were one of the greatest quarterback–wide receiver duos in NFL’s history.
Still, not many dudes reminiscing about their high school football glory days would take Montana over Brady.
But maybe we should take Rice’s expert opinion on this great debate over who is the greatest quarterback of all time.
After all, Rice isn’t the first NFL Hall of Famer from an earlier era to question whether or not Tom Brady was the G.O.A.T.
Not long ago, Terry Bradshaw named five quarterbacks off the cuff that he thought were better.