Move over Tom Brady. Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck are coming to take your spot on the Mount Rushmore of active NFL quarterbacks.
ESPN.com posted an article from Sam Monson of ProFootballFocus.com declaring that Tom Brady is no longer a top-five NFL quarterback. The article states that Brady’s inability to remain accurate and avoid turnovers under pressure shows his decline at age 37.
Monson writes that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers and the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees “remain worthy of places on the quarterback Mount Rushmore,” and that Brady has been passed by the San Diego Chargers’ Philip Rivers and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger. Monson also states that Wilson and Luck could surpass Brady soon.
Brady had a statistical drop-off in 2013 after losing top targets Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. He completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 4,343 yards with 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Brady was rated the No. 3 quarterback in the NFL by ProFootballFocus.com in 2012, while Roethlisberger was No. 7 and Rivers was No. 28. My, how things can change in one year.