Is Tom Brady still a sensitive topic in Foxborough, or have Patriots fans gotten over the fact that not every dynasty has a fairytale ending?
We get it, alright. It’s nauseating to think about Brady playing for another team, let alone hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in non-Patriots colors.
However, if that’s a small price to pay for winning six championships in a two-decade span, then so be it.
After all, Brady is currently defying everything we thought we knew about aging by still playing at 44 years old. Can you really blame the Patriots for cutting bait?
OK, maybe you can, but we can still poke fun at ESPN personality Max Kellerman, who’s been an easy target among Patriots fans ever since he proclaimed Brady would fall off a clip a whopping five years ago in 2016.
It’s funny how things turn out, because Kellerman is on the cusp of being removed from “First Take,” per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Guess who outlasted him?
Max Kellerman is leaving First Take and Patriots fans are loving it.
So you’re telling us Brady lasted longer in the NFL than Kellerman lasted on his own debate show? Granted, “First Take” is Stephen A. Smith’s baby and there’ve been whispers of Kellerman being replaced for multiple years now.
However, the irony in all this is hilarious and further proves that discourse about Brady falling off a cliff shouldn’t happen until he retires or actually shows signs of regression. You certainly won’t find us having those conversations.
In the five years since Kellerman became a national meme, Brady has been to five Super Bowls and won three of them (2016, 2018 and 2020), giving him seven for his career, the most of any player in NFL history.
The Patriots legend also took home MVP honors in 2017, when he completed 66.8% of his passes for a league-leading 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns to just eight interceptions, equating to a 102.8 passer rating.
So, yeah, Patriots fans are having a field day on Twitter.
Remember: we’re not laughing at Kellerman losing his job. He’s reportedly taking on a bigger role with ESPN. We’re laughing at the hilarity behind the fact that Brady karma is very real and Kellerman is experiencing it first-hand.
The Buccaneers are currently preparing for their second preseason game this weekend against the Titans, so Brady is definitely preoccupied. However, knowing the way he holds grudges and loves proving people wrong, you kind of get the feeling he let out a big smirk after he caught wind of the Kellerman news.