New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he doesn’t consider himself to be among the NFL’s all-time best signal callers.
“That is a helluva question and I wouldn’t put myself in there,” Brady said on Westwood One Radio ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 matchup between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. “I think there are some incredible players that have played the position and a lot of guys do things differently to get the job done.”
For 38-year-old Brady, however, no quarterback deserves to be lauded more than former NFL-great Joe Montana.
“Nobody ever did it better than Joe Montana,” Brady said. “In a way, he was like the Michael Jordan of football. The style and the grace and the beauty of what Joe’s style was, it never looked hard for Joe.”
Brady, a three-time Super Bowl MVP and 11-time Pro Bowl selection, also admitted in the interview that his work ethic has been the determining factor for the success he’s had throughout his career.
“I have to work my butt off all week and work really hard to get to the game feeling confident with what I am trying to accomplish and get down the field to score some points,” he said.
In 16 NFL seasons, all spent with the Patriots, Brady has won four Super Bowl titles and twice been named the league’s MVP.