7. Pro Bowl Star
Super Bowls aren’t always a fair reflection of an individual player’s ability. Dan Marino never won a ring because Miami never had a strong defense. But he is unanimously one of the greatest signal-callers ever. Brady’s unique record with seven rings as well as success with two franchises is unique. However, their Pro Bowl selection rate is an interesting comparison (via Sportskeeda).
Brady has 14 Pro Bowl appearances compared to Rodgers’ nine. Yes, Brady has played for longer than Rodgers, but he lost an entire season to injury. He also missed the first four games of the 2016 season after the DeflateGate scandal. But he still made the Pro Bowl and won the MVP award. Arguably, when a superstar plays alongside weaker teammates it’s easier to stand out. But it’s impossible to outclass Brady.