Broncos general manager and all-time great Denver quarterback John Elway has given his two cents on who he believes is the greatest of all-time at the most important position in football.
His answer is unequivocally New England Patriots future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. And why shouldn't it? Brady once again proved his GOAT status in Sunday's AFC Championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
John Elway, down in Mobile for the Senior Bowl, was on @KOANewsRadio today and was asked about the Chiefs-Patriots game.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) January 23, 2019
Elway: “Brady proved to be what he is, and that’s the greatest quarterback to play the game.”
On his game-winning drive in overtime, the Chiefs defense kept holding up on first and second down, but Brady picked them apart THREE times on third down and long situations, making the perfect reads and moving the sticks for the Patriots.
It was a classic Brady performance, where his ability to make short throws when he needed to and extend the drive slowly crushed the defense's confidence.
John Elway says expanding replays for pass interference ‘won't work’ https://t.co/LXfghHtRX1— The MMQB (@theMMQB) January 22, 2019
Elway's evaluation should come as no surprise, and it comes with serious weight given his own status as a nine-time Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl champ, and former MVP.
When it comes to managing Denver's own QB situation, however, Elway's work leaves much to be desired given the track records of guys like Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, and Chad Kelly.