New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the latest owner to provide a questionable sound bite after he favorably compared his franchise quarterback, Tom Brady, to one of the all-time greats.
“I think that Tommy, with all due respect, is better than Joe Montana,” Kraft told NFL.com’s Albert Breer. “I know that’s a leap, but I really think he might already be the best of all time. I watch how involved he is, how driven he is. He’s like Belichick, he’s into the details. And he’s got a skill that makes him so special, he can process all of it so quickly. ... And then, he’s just got that quality. Certain people have that sincerity. He’s a very genuine guy. People can relate to him. People can trust him.”
Brady better than Montana? Really?
And as CBSSports.com’s Ryan Wilson points out, Brady has benefitted from rule changes — including one often referred to as “the Tom Brady rule” — designed to limit the contact quarterbacks absorb week to week.
Could Brady even hold up in Montana’s era?
Kraft certainly has reason to praise his quarterback, and this is a much more reasonable way to get into the news of the day than, say, using profanity to threaten some guy while helping his bikini-clad ladyfriend audition for an upcoming Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson movie.