After engineering the epic comeback that led to his fifth Super Bowl title and fourth Super Bowl MVP award, the Tom-Brady-as-the-best-QB-ever movement is at its peak.
The likely runner-up in that argument, Joe Montana, said he's reluctant to call anyone the greatest when you're comparing eras.
Quarterbacks, of course, always get all the glory, as well as all of the criticism. So, some observers have even gone so far as to declare the Patriots quarterback as the best NFL player ever, regardless of position.
Jets receiver Brandon Marshall won't co-sign on that.
"He's not the best player ever," Marshall told NJ Advance Media. "No."
Marshall's vote goes to...J.J. Watt?
"We get caught up in that whole discussion, that when a quarterback is playing really well, he's probably the best in the business, and we think he's the best player," Marshall said. "And that's not true. When I think about player, I think about a guy that I can put at corner, safety, defensive end, a guy that I can put back on punt return, chase down kicks.
"That, to me, is the best player. J.J. Watt, that can play defensive end, tight end, put him at tackle, make him lose some weight and he can probably play linebacker and safety. That's the best player."
That's his best current player, but all-time?
"Man, that's tough," Marshall said. "I would put J.J. Watt in that discussion. I would put Reggie White in that discussion. I would put Deion [Sanders] in that discussion. I would put Jerry Rice in that discussion. That would probably be impossible [to say for sure]."