Bills legend Jim Kelly says Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time
Despite missing the first four games of the season, Tom Brady has made himself arguably the MVP favorite at the age of 39.
Brady is on pace to match his 2015 total of 36 touchdown passes in four fewer games and is currently setting career marks in passing yards per game, completion percentage, yards per attempt and quarterback rating. He still hasn’t thrown an interception this season, and at 7-1 through eight games, the Patriots are already untouchable in the AFC East. Should Brady win the MVP award in 2016, it’d be the third of his career — to go along with four Super Bowl titles, 11 Pro Bowl selections and three Super Bowl MVPs.
During an appearance on ESPN Monday, Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly showered Brady with praise, and didn’t hesitate when Chris Berman suggested Brady might be the greatest of all time.
"I don’t mind saying that [Brady is the best]. The consistency, every single year he does it. And he doesn’t have, all time, the greatest players around him. A lot of times they are in and out, Welker is gone, a couple other guys are gone. He does have a great one in Gronkowski – a Buffalo guy – but the thing is he makes it work and it doesn’t matter what it is."
Kelly says he speaks with Brady often and that Brady credits his sustained success to the stability in New England over the years.
"I talk to Tom, we communicate all the time. I spoke to him before the game [Sunday] and of course after the game and I said, ‘How do you do it all the time?’ He said, ‘The continuity. This coaching staff has been here for years.’ He said [it is] the same system he’s been under for almost his entire career. I was with the Bills for 11 and we had the same system for maybe nine out of 11. It makes such a big difference that you’re not going from coordinator to coordinator. You have one system and everybody buys in."