Tom Brady is deserving of our respect


The NFL has been a part of my life ever since I was around 7 years old. Every Sunday, Monday and Thursday my family would meet at my uncle’s house to watch the games. Everyone in my family has two favorite teams ranging from the Chicago Bears, which is my uncle’s and mine, to the Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers. Due to this, there are really only two things we can all agree on: wanting the Colts to succeed and that we all hate Tom Brady but respect him for his greatness.


Before I explain why Brady is the best, let me get my hatred for him off my chest. For one, Brady and the New England Patriots have been caught cheating on multiple occasions. The first was in 2007 when the NFL had to investigate them for what is called “Spygate.” Spygate was where the Patriots got caught videotaping the New York Jets defensive coaches hand signals and using it to their advantage. Again on Jan. 18, 2015, the Patriots were caught cheating against the Colts in a scandal known as the “Deflategate.” Deflategate was where the Patriots got caught using slightly deflated footballs, to give Brady and the receivers better grip, in their 45-7 win over the Colts. I don’t get that upset over this due to the fact that they straight up blew the Colts out. Now if it was a close game that came down to the last second, yes I would have been extremely upset and used deflategate as the reason the Colts lost.


Brady is 13-4 against the Colts, with the postseason included. Brady has been the Colts kryptonite since he became the starting quarterback. There has only been one time where the Colts have beat the Patriots in the postseason and that just happened to also be the time the Colts beat the Bears in the 2007 Super Bowl. While I am on the topic of postseason, Brady has literally the easiest walk to the postseason in the entire NFL. Brady is a part of easily the worst division. They have the Miami Dolphins, who haven’t been good since Dan Marino left in 2000, the Jets and the Buffalo Bills. They are almost guaranteed one home playoff game every year and to have at least six wins.


I don’t think there is any possible way for someone not to call Brady the GOAT, or Greatest of All Time. It pains me to say it but Brady is simply the best. According to SBNATION, Brady has 14 records that most likely aren´t going to be beat for a long time. Some of those records include most regular season wins by a starting quarterback (207), most passing yards and touchdowns, postseason included (81,341 yards and 590 touchdowns) and to cap it all off Brady has a record of nine Super Bowl appearances. Those nine Super Bowl appearances are more than any other franchise in the league. Let me repeat myself. Brady has more Super Bowl appearances than any other franchise in the NFL. Do you realize how dominant you have to be to accomplish something like that? The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys are known as two of the most dominant franchises in the NFL since the beginning. Brady, in the relatively short 18 years he has been in the league, has been to more Super Bowls than both the 59-year-old Cowboys and the 86-year-old Steelers.


My hatred for Brady has recently been turning to respect solely due to the fact that he takes okay teams to the Super Bowl. He is a beast on the field. He is currently the best quarterback ever and still has a year or two left before he retires. Who knows, Brady could possibly go down with the most Super Bowl wins by one player in NFL history. I’ll make this argument any day with anybody, but Brady is the GOAT and there is currently no one in the NFL that has a chance of taking it away from him.