Tom Brady no longer top five QB? Hot takes flying after Patriots-Steelers


The usual barrage of hot takes is coming in heavy Monday morning, as is typical after the New England Patriots lose an NFL game.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is at the center of many of these debates, and it's fair to question him after a lackluster performance in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

But is Brady really no longer a top five NFL quarterback? This question was wondered out loud on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" on Monday. Take a listen in the video below:

Nick Wright took a break from criticizing the Boston Celtics to call Brady a " slightly above-average" quarterback on Monday's episode of "First Things First" on FOX Sports 1.

Brady, at least statistically, is not a top-five quarterback right now. Sometimes you have to look beyond the stats, though. He looked pretty darn good last week against the MIami Dolphins after throwing for 358 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also outdueled Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes this season. Brady is on pace to throw for more than 4,000 yards and nearly 30 touchdowns, too.

The stats might not be MVP caliber, but would you really want five (or more) quarterbacks leading your team in the playoffs ahead of Brady? No, you wouldn't.

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