Tom Brady has cemented his legacy as the GOAT. So it’s no surprise that All-Pro DeMarcus Ware believes he is one of the toughest players he has faced.
Tom Brady is a little bit crazy. There’s no way around it. He is so dedicated to football and quarterbacking that it borders upon madness. There’s nothing else to say about it and his continued NFL career at the age of 44-years-old is a testament to it.
And all of this has led to his unbeatable legacy. 7 Super Bowl rings. All-Time Leader in Passing Yards with 79,204 yards. All-Time leader with 581 touchdowns. 3 MVP’s and many more.
His longevity, though, is what has helped his case for the best QB title the most, as he just won a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 43 years old. Brady’s 21 NFL seasons — soon-to-be 22 — have also helped him climb atop almost every major passing category.
.@TomBrady turns 44 today.
— More SBs than every franchise
— Beat 19 teams in playoffs
— 34 playoff wins
— No. 1 all-time TDs
— No. 2 all-time yards
— As many NFC titles as Rodgers, Brees, Ryan
— 3,039 yards in SBs
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 3, 2021
DeMarcus Ware is a definite future Hall of Famer. He’s a 9-time Pro Bowler, a 4-time Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl Champ, a member of the HOF All-2000’s team , and will likely go down as one of the greatest LBs of this generation. One of the toughest QB’s he’s faced: Tom Brady
Tom Brady embarrassed Demarcus Ware and the Broncos defence
In an interview with the Players Tribune, DeMarcus Ware had some very high praise for the Bucs QB.
“Tom always knows where the blitz is coming from. You can’t trick him. We’d get to the line and I’d be coming on a blitz, and before the snap he’d yell, “Blue 32 … Blue 32 … Ware Ware! Ware!” And he’d point right at me.
I’d be like, How does he know I’m coming?
The keys to Tom’s game are recognizing the blitz and getting the ball out of his hands quickly. You rarely see him hold onto the ball.
The way to beat Tom Brady is to hit him. As many times as you can, hit him. And even then, it might not be enough. In the AFC Championship Game a couple of years ago, we sacked Tom four times and we hit him 20 times.
The thing was, every time we hit him, he got back up. We hit Tom more times than any quarterback had been hit in any game that season, and he still had his team a two-point conversion away from tying the game late in the fourth quarter. The dude is relentless.
Everybody knows what Tom Brady can do with the football. He has great arm strength. He’s accurate. He throws a great deep ball.
But he can also take a hit.
Like, 20 of them.
The Buccaneers quarterback’s legacy in the NFL is very well established at this point, but the fact that Brady is gearing up for another NFL season at this age is simply remarkable. And to go into his 22nd season as a serious contender to win an 8th Super Bowl is testament to his incredible drive to achieve perfection.