Geotagged data from Twitter reveals that the most common consensus amongst Americans is that Brady is the GOAT over LeBron James and Jordan.
Tom Brady took his talents to South Beach, or at least close to South Beach, last year and delivered on his promise to bring Tampa Bay a championship. He proved that he wasn’t a ‘system quarterback’ benefitting from Bill Belichick’s offense and more importantly, cemented his status as the greatest NFL star of all time.
Following Brady’s 7th ring, fans on Twitter raved about the 43-year-old’s greatness. They started to compare him to greats from other sports like Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Brady did in fact pass MJ in total championships won and this prompted Brady fans to take to Twitter to declare him as the ‘GOAT’ across all sports.
A majority of Twitter believes Tom Brady is the ‘GOAT’ athlete
Geotagged data from all across the United States was analyzed and checked to see who different Twitter users proclaimed to be the ‘GOAT’ amongst all athletes. Athletes that play outside of the United States were clearly not included in this as there is no mention of football/soccer stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, or Pele.
Interestingly enough, Tom Brady was vouched for the most when it came to being considered the greatest athlete of all time. LeBron James and Michael Jordan covered about an equal amount of terrain when it came to this discussion.
— Matty B (@mattthew_jordan) February 11, 2021
LeBron James has been heavily featured in the ‘GOAT’ conversation ever since he claimed his 4th championship in the Bubble last year. Most people agree that it is between him and Michael Jordan for the number one spot in the upper echelons in NBA history.
Other athletes that received some love for this title were Serena Williams, Joe Montana, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning.