Sports Illustrated Names Tom Brady Best 6-Foot-4 Athlete On Planet Earth

Most people have come around to the notion that Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

But the New England Patriots QB apparently sets the standard in another, slightly random category: 6-foot-4 athletes.

Sports Illustrated on Friday published a piece ranking today’s best athletes at every height — that is, from 4-foot-8 to 7-foot-3. And while SI apparently considered naming Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw the best 6-foot-4 athlete, it ultimate gave the nod to Brady.

The five-time Super Bowl champion wasn’t the only New England-based athlete to make the list, though, as Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale took home honors for best the 6-foot-6 athlete, with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski named as an honorable mention. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (5-foot-10) and Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts (5-foot-9) also received honorable mentions.

Now, the credibility of this list deserves to be questioned, at least somewhat.

Because you’d think that SI would name Aly Raisman — an Olympic gold medalist — the best 5-foot-2 athlete, right? Nope. That honor goes to Victor Espinoza, who rides a horse.

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