2014 Top Five Quarterbacks: Tom Brady Tops The List

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Nov 24, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after a completed pass against the Denver Broncos during overtime at Gillette Stadium Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

1. Tom Brady

What Brady did with the 2013 Patriots should go down in the record books as one of the best seasons of all time. The team started off with less talent than Brady was accustomed to, but by the time the injury bug was done tearing through Foxboro, you could hardly recognize this team.

And yet, somehow, they ended up in the AFC Championship game, faced against the greatest offense of all-time, and were possibly an Aqib Talib injury way from advancing to the Super Bowl. The reason for this?

Tom Brady.

When the chips are down, and you need someone to get you a win, Brady is the guy. Time after time last year, Brady came through late in games to pull another miraculous comeback out of nowhere, and he was doing all of this with not much talent surrounding him. He made something great out of absolutely nothing, and still is not appreciated.

Brady is still the best quarterback in the game. Regardless of numbers, records, or personal trophies, there is nobody that can elevate the players around him like Brady can. The ‘Golden Boy’ still reigns as king.

2013 Stats: 4,343 yards, 25 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 87.3 passer rating