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20 Reasons Tom Brady Will Always Outclass Aaron Rodgers

Darren - December 14, 2021
NFL

20 Reasons Tom Brady Will Always Outclass Aaron Rodgers

Darren - December 14, 2021
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3. Untarnished Legacy

Rodgers was an uncontroversial figure for the majority of his career, then everything changed overnight. He suddenly demanded to leave Green Bay because he wanted to return to California. Furthermore, there was a vaccine controversy that tarnished him in the eyes of neutrals (via Medium.com). Brady successfully left the Patriots without burning bridges. His relationship with Bill Belichick was icy but publicly respectful.

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New England fans felt devastated but there was no sense of betrayal. No doubt he’ll retire in the future as a Patriots star. The difference between Rodgers and Brady in this scenario is staggering. Rodgers didn’t consider his legacy when he pushed for the trade. Brady actually won more fan respect after his move because he was away from the hated Patriots. It’s another area where he continues to outclass Rodgers.

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2. 700 Touchdowns

In 2021, Tampa defeated the Buffalo Bills as they continued their Super Bowl defense. After the game, Brady received a lot of praise because he broke some incredible records. Firstly, he broke the all-time completions record. Then, he achieved his 700th career touchdown pass. This was a remarkable personal accolade because it was the first time in NFL history (via Sportskeeda).

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It helps that Brady had great receivers but it still shows remarkable consistency. Furthermore, it required incredible longevity. Meanwhile, Rodgers had 484 in a shorter period. There is the possibility that he will break 700 touchdown passes one day. However, Brady is the one who set the record first. He continues to pave the way and outclass all of the competition.

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1. Super Bowl Master

Some analysts think it’s unfair to compare Brady’s Super Bowl record to Rodgers. The latter only has one ring after beating the Steelers in 2010. However, Mike McCarthy arguably wasted some of the best years of Rodgers’ career. They failed to build on their success. Meanwhile, Bill Belichick built a ruthless winning machine. Brady won six of his eight Super Bowl appearances with the team.

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He then claimed a seventh ring with the Buccaneers. This was an incredible achievement because it meant he had more rings than any franchise. The Patriots and the Steelers have six each to their name. This also meant that Brady broke his own record. He’ll always outclass Rodgers in this category. Charles Hayley is the individual with the second-most rings with five. He starred for the Niners and Cowboys throughout the 1990s (via AS Sports).

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