Joe Namath is one of the most famous quarterbacks to ever play the game of football. The five-time Pro Bowler is a fan-favorite in New York, having helped the Jets win Super Bowl III, which remains the franchise's sole championship.
Though "Broadway Joe" is among the first gunslingers to ever earn the status of "celebrity," his recent comments regarding who he thinks is the greatest quarterback in NFL history may be a tough pill for Jets fans to swallow.
Is @TomBrady the best-ever @NFL quarterback? @RealJoeNamath thinks so. “I've not seen anybody have that many big games and answer the challenge as well as he has,” he tells @HowardStern. pic.twitter.com/SmoIzrqp4p— Stern Show (@sternshow) June 24, 2019
The last thing Jets fans want to hear is that Joe Namath is calling Tom Brady the GOAT.
When asked on the Howard Stern Show as to what makes Brady the best to lace them up, Namath didn't point to statistics to back up his reasoning. The former Jets QB pointed to the fact that Brady has had to overcome monumental challenges in his career unlike any other thus making him the GOAT.
Joe Namath on @sternshow right now is a must listen. Great stuff.— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) June 24, 2019
Namath did make some mistakes in his career, costing him and the Jets a few extra wins here and there, but when discussing Brady, Namath said he's never seen TB12 cost New England a game.
While Gang Green is probably far from stoked over Namath's opinion on the matter, there's bound to come a time where the fan base will collectively accept the fact that Brady may just be the best to ever do it. After all, what else does he have left to prove?