Even though former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continues to impress and win championships with the Buccaneers, his performance in Tampa Bay is still somehow helping haters like Chris Simms nitpick how he’s been playing this season,
Brady is once again near the top of the MVP ladder, as the Buccaneers might end up earning the top seed in the NFC while the 44-year-old ranks at or near the top of most passing categories. Despite that, Simms is somehow still of the belief that Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is the superior player.
While Allen did impress in the second half by willing the Bills back into the game, Brady was clearly the better player in this contest. After Simms tried to say that Allen was “the best QB on the field,” one of Brady’s former teammates came to the QB’s defense and shut Simms down.
Christian Fauria claims that Simms must be exacting revenge on Brady for something that happened during his tenure as a coaching assistant in 2012. Fauria told Simms that his Brady opinions have “clouded your judgment.” What other response is there to someone who finds issues with the season Brady has had?
Former Patriots TE Christian Fauria defended Tom Brady from Chris Simms.
Perhaps Simms is just frustrated that his 9-4 Buccaneers were shut out 28-0 in New England in 2005. In that game, Brady threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns while Simms mustered just 155 yards on 34 attempts while being sacked seven times. I’d be a bit salty too if Brady owned me to that degree.
Not only is Brady at the front of the MVP race, but he’s continuing to break more NFL records. In the win against Buffalo, Brady set a new record for completed passes. Allen might be more physically talented, but there’s no way you can put him over Brady right now.
Simms is known for being a bit of a hot take artist, with his belief that Zach Wilson was the best quarterback prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft standing out as one of the most noteworthy examples of this phenomenon. His Brady hate may be nothing new, but it can still come off as puzzlingly misplaced anger.
What more does Brady have to do? He’s consistently taken down the best quarterbacks in the league while overcoming a defense that has been critically limited with injuries. 2021 has been one of the finest statistical seasons of Brady’s career, so looking for ways to devalue it comes across as strange.