Has Max Kellerman finally hopped aboard the Tom Brady bandwagon?
Well, probably not, but the notorious Brady-hater actually had good things to say about the New England Patriots quarterback Monday morning.
ESPN recently ranked Brady No. 20 — a whopping 17 spots behind third-ranked Peyton Manning — in “The Dominant 20,” an analytics-driven list of the 20 most dominant professional athletes since 1998. And, of course, ESPN featured the list prominently in much of its Monday morning programming, including “First Take.”
That set the stage for a debate between Kellerman and former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday, who obviously sided with ESPN in its lofty ranking of Manning. But as you’ll see in the clip below, Kellerman actually came to the defense of Brady, who owns an 11-6 career record against Manning.
So, whose side are you on?
While Manning’s regular-season numbers are ridiculous, his postseason failures ultimately cause many to put Brady ahead of him in the G.O.A.T. rankings. And the case against Brady — if there really is one — is that his success largely has been the product of marriage with the greatest coach of all-time, Bill Belichick.
And you thought this debate would end after the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
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