It's Tom Brady's world, and we're all just living in it.
Many of those expecting a changing of the guard in the NFL were left extremely disappointed on Sunday, as the New England Patriots embarrassed the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII to win their sixth Lombardi Trophy. Now, with Brady having more Super Bowl victories than numerous franchises, what other quarterbacks did he out-duel to bolster his postseason resume?
Well, Brady defeated 24 other quarterbacks, which include some current and future Hall of Famers.
Tom Brady has beaten 24 QBs in the playoffs:— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) February 6, 2019
That list is absolutely ridiculous.
As you can see, it all started with Rich Gannon, which came in the notorious "Tuck Rule" game against the Oakland Raiders, leading all the way up to his first Super Bowl victory against Kurt Warner's St. Louis Rams.
Brady even had some repeat wins over signal callers including Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, and Andrew Luck. However, Manning, Roethlisberger, and Flacco have one thing in common: they were able get revenge and defeat Brady in the playoffs.
When you look at Brady's Super Bowl record, he's 6-3. In those three Super Bowls, he lost to quarterbacks he was unable to get revenge on, and that's Eli Manning (twice) and Nick Foles.
Regardless, what we have seen Brady and the Patriots accomplish will never be replicated again. And this list of defeated quarterbacks only proves it.