As New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady marches toward a potential sixth Super Bowl championship, a once-inconceivable question now is being asked.
Who is the greatest athlete: Brady or Michael Jordan?
Given Brady plays in the NFL and Jordan played in the NBA, comparing the two is a bit of a fool’s errand. Discussing who is the biggest athlete, however, is a bit easier, according to Colin Cowherd.
The FOX Sports 1 personally recently has been making the case that Jordan’s brand, marketing and mythos will make him virtually untouchable in terms of global popularity. Brady, on the other hand, only recently has started focusing on growing his brand. But while Cowherd believes Jordan always will be bigger than Brady, he also believes the 40-year-old QB ultimately will have a more impressive athletic resume than His Airness.
Watch Cowherd talk Jordan and Brady in the videos below:
It’s pretty unbelievable that we’ve reached a point where Brady and Jordan can exist within the same sentence.
But if Brady beats the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, he’ll have as many championship rings as Jordan. So, whether Brady and Patriots haters want to admit it or not, there might be a new G.O.A.T. in United States professional sports.
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