Originally Posted by Sarcastic
No one calls John Elway the GOAT. He's an all time great, but no one puts him at #1.
You said the GOAT conversation. I took that to mean players worthy of being mentioned as one of the best to ever do it. People definitely do make cases for John Elway. Same for Brady. Losing a super bowl does not discredit a QB in my mind unless his play was a major factor for his team losing the super bowl.
Brady won 3. The 2 he lost were not a result of poor play by him. Both took late game drives by Eli Manning and one miracle play to beat him.
If they make the Super Bowl, and lose because Brady played terrible. OK. But if they lose by a last minute FG or something you can't blame the guy if he did what he had to do.