By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was booed off the podium Sunday night when he presented another Super Bowl Trophy to the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. Obviously there has been no forgiveness of the Brady four-game suspension stemming from Deflategate.
However, in the end it was Brady earning redemption. And when you consider Brady’s 466-yards passing and Super Bowl record-setting performance, there is no debate this quarterback cinches the deal as the all-time greatest championship quarterback.
Sunday night’s performance should also end the debate. Better than Dan Marino, Joe Montana and all the other legends that have played the game. After all is said and done the great quarterback leads to championships.
Like him or not, and because of this Patriots dynasty, Tom Brady cemented his name as the all-time great Sunday night leading his team from a record breaking comeback in the Super Bowl. You do that during the regular season and the attention is not as epic as the one in the Super Bowl.
So the talk about Brady will be about his status as the all-time great.Four MVP’s and five Super Bowl championships speaks volumes. As does the way Brady drove his team to this historic overtime win over the Falcons.
He ran 93 plays, led two of the biggest touchdown drives in Super Bowl history and those two-point conversions, granted the last one was a nail biter, were vintage Tom Brady and why his status as the all-time great is secured.
And with all the other young and athletic quarterbacks in the game there may never be another Tom Brady. When the Patriots appeared to be denied another Lombardi Trophy there was always a gut feeling that Tom Brady would lead the game-winning drive and get another one.
It’s not the Super Bowl commercials we are talking about today. Everyone is talking about Tom Brady!
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