5. Tom Brady– 10-6 is now a wrap and we’ve come down to the top five and this kicks off with a very familiar face that you can simply pencil in each year on anybody’s list. After everything he encountered in 2015 during the off-season, he was on the field in week one and was off to arguably the best start in his career and that was his age 38 season. You figured out who I’m talking about. The future first-ballot hall of famer, Tom Brady kicks off the top five and is the second of three quarterbacks to be revealed so far. We can sit here all day and talk about all the accomplishments. The four Super Bowl rings, the only quarterback to play in six Super Bowls, the success in the playoffs (22 wins, the most all time), the two league MVP’s, the most touchdown passes thrown in the playoffs and so much more. Not only is he one of the very best in the league today, he’s one of the greatest players of all time. Father time hasn’t met its match yet with him. In his age 38 season, he had an MVP like season and led the league with 36 touchdown passes. He’s the most competitive player I’ve ever seen play the game. He’s fired up each and every game and even in practice. I think it’s safe to say he’s a perfectionist when it comes to being on the football field. Last November, I had the privilege of interviewing former defensive end Andre Carter with my radio associate Paul Dube and one of the very first questions I asked him was who was the toughest quarterback he had to prepare for in regards to stopping him and Tom was one of those guys he listed and he stated that when Brady gets into a rhythm, he’s running his mouth, he’s smiling at you trying his hardest to get under your skin and when he has everything going for him, he’s the best. He’s not necessarily the fastest guy, but he’s very mobile and no quarterback is better at moving in the pocket and shifting away from the pass rushers than Tom Brady. He’s mastered the game and as he’s aged, he’s become much smarter. He knows each coverage, he spots a mismatch, he exploits it and he knows exactly where to put the football for his receiver to get it. Although he’ll be out for the first four games, the twelve opponents that will see Tom Brady this year will get a fired up guy with a massive chip on his shoulder.
And Five Remain