Few will argue that Tom Brady is The GOAT. Few will argue that Aaron Rodgers isn’t in the discussion for one of the Top 10 quarterbacks of all time.
Both dropped quotes to showed that their off-field pettiness rivals their on-field production.
Brady, born and raised in NorCal, took his shot against the 49ers… holding a 22-year grudge for not taking them in the NFL Draft.
“I lost my allegiance for the Niners when they skipped over me six times 22 years ago and drafted Giovanni Carmazzi,” Brady said on the Let’s Go podcast.
“They had me do a local workout with (then 49ers coach) Steve Mariucci, and decided I wasn’t good enough to play there.”
Carmazzi was selected in the third round, 65th overall, of the 2000 NFL Draft. He spent just two seasons in the NFL, having never attempted a pass. Brady has had a slightly better career. He’s won seven Super Bowls, three MVPs and a host of passing records since he was drafted in the sixth round, 199th overall that same year.
Rodgers, for his part of this story, took his shot… at Tom Brady.
In an interview with Sportsnet, Rodgers was tossed a ball which prompted this:
“This is too firm for the Patriots,” he joked. Kind of.
If you forgot “Deflategate” followed the Patriots’ 2014 Super Bowl and was the offseason controversy during that run of success.
The sore-losing Colts notified NFL Gameday Operations they “understood that there was a problem with the inflation level of a Patriots football.”
The Patriots were fined $1 million and had to forfeit their first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft as well as their fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But that banner is still up, bitches.
Annnnnyways…. Rodgers and Brady could meet if both teams advance to the NFC Championship Game.