ESPN's Max Kellerman's infamous take in 2016 that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "going to fall off a cliff" has not aged well, to say the least.
Brady has won a Super Bowl championship -- and nearly a second last season -- and an AP NFL MVP award since these comments were made. Even after Brady led the Patriots to their eighth consecutive AFC Championship Game with Sunday's dominant Divisional Round win over the Los Angeles Chargers, Kellerman didn't back down and accept he was wrong about the Patriots legend.
Here's what he had to say during Monday's episode of "First Take" about Brady's performance.
Brady carved up the Chargers defense with 34 completions on 44 pass attempts for 343 yards and a touchdown.
One of Kellerman's critiques was Brady "threw it to zero tight windows." Well, the throw he made to Edelman in the video below was about as perfect of a pass as you'll see.
This grab by Julian Edelman 💪 pic.twitter.com/v6CPIuiZso— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 13, 2019
Kellerman's co-host Stephen A. Smith refused to entertain the debate over Brady, but he did admit the Chargers' performance was "disgraceful." Unlike the Brady debate, Smith's point about the Chargers probably is something we can all agree on.
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