Would a seventh Super Bowl title put Tom Brady ahead of Michael Jordan as GOAT of the GOATs?
Senior NFL writers Terez Paylor and Charles Robinson wonder if a seventh Super Bowl title, with a new team, would not only become Tom Brady’s crowning glory, but catapult him past Michael Jordan as the greatest athlete of all. time ? Listen to the full conversation on the Yahoo Sports NFL podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen.
CHARLES ROBINSON: Brady can sit here and say, I’m about to do something that no one has ever done. I will be 43 years old. I want a Super Bowl at 43. I win seven. I win after changing teams. I win in a COVID season. Like if you could just sit there and walk away, that could be Brady’s best.
If he shows up, let’s say he shows up and pulls the balls out in this game. He might get the chance to say it’s his biggest Super Bowl he’s ever accomplished due to the litany of factors. It could be something more special than anything else, perhaps overshadowing everything else.
And somewhere Bill Belichick will be out there like, oh, my God. It’s like my worst nightmare is coming to life here. There’s so much to all of this for Tom Brady, and I think that’s why it’s fun.
TEREZ PAYLOR: What do you say about this? I wrote this after Tom Brady’s last Super Bowl. As if he was close to Michael Jordan as a North American goat. If you win seven Super Bowls in professional football – don’t listen to it – he’d have more rings.
It’s an argument. He would have more rings than Jordan in Pro Football. Basketball is a sport where you have more control over what goes on, even a quarterback in football. How is it–
CHARLES ROBINSON: Yes.
TEREZ PAYLOR: That’s 53 guys! As if Tom Brady won seven, he has an argument. He has a right to that. Damn, he might have it now. So like we’re talking about inheritance in myriad ways for this guy.