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Former MVP ranks Patriots star Tom Brady as best quarterback in NFL

Former MVP ranks Patriots star Tom Brady as best quarterback in NFL

Tom Brady just won his sixth Super Bowl championship, but that hasn't stopped fans and media members from claiming he's not the best quarterback in the NFL.

The New England Patriots quarterback is only two years removed from his third NFL MVP, and even though his 2018 stats weren't at the typical Brady level, they still were really impressive

The NFL offseason is in full swing, and to help pass the period between the draft and the start of training camp, it's time to embrace debate, and no topic ignites more passionate responses than ranking the best QBs in the league.

Former league MVP and Super Bowl champion Kurt Warner, who's now an analyst for NFL Network, recently revealed his updated ranking of the top quarterbacks in the sport, and he couldn't resist putting Brady atop the list.

“Come on, there's only one place to go," Warner said. "I know at some point in time he’s not going to be the best player in the league. But as of right now — he just won another championship, so I don’t see him slowing down. This is probably as much on merit and what he continues to do year in and year out that I believe New England’s going to be vying for another championship. So, Tom Brady gets my No. 1 spot.”

Here is Warner's top five:

1. Tom Brady, Patriots
2. Drew Brees, Saints
3. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
4. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
5. Ben Roethlisberger

This is an interesting list. The top four absolutely belong, but some people might be surprised at the order. Mahomes in the No. 3 spot after he won the 2018 NFL MVP award with a 50-touchdown season is a little surprising. Aaron Rodgers had a rough 2018 as injuries to him and his teammates derailed the Packers' season, but when healthy, many people would argue he's better than anyone. 

Roethlisberger's inclusion is the most surprising. The two-time Super Bowl champion is a surefire Hall of Famer, but he's no longer a top-five QB in 2019. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck are better options at the moment.

Warner got the No. 1 spot correct, though, and that's really what matters.

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Julian Edelman laughs it up with Stephen Colbert in 'Late Show' appearance

Julian Edelman laughs it up with Stephen Colbert in 'Late Show' appearance

Julian Edelman visited the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday night and the Super Bowl MVP brought his three Super Bowl rings with him.

As Colbert handled the jewelry, he noted the size and heft of the rings and joked, "Do you need to go to the gym or do you just curl with these?"

The Patriots wide receiver was promoting his Showtime documentary, "100%: Julian Edelman" and when asked which ring was his favorite, he borrowed a line from his quarterback, and answers, as Tom Brady usually does, "the next one."

There was no beer-chugging (although we've seen that Edelman knows his way around thator strawberry-eating as in Brady's "Late Show" appearance, but Edelman also discussed meeting Brady as a rookie in 2009, and borrowing another Brady phrase, talked about how multi-functional the words "Let's Go!' have become for him and his teammates.

A discussion of Edelman's Jewish faith ended with him accepting a special gift signifying that from Colbert, a "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" kippa, the traditional Jewish headwear.

Check out Edelman's appearance in the video below:

 

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Quick Slants The Podcast: Tom E. Curran politely questions Chris Simms on his ABSURD ranking of Tom Brady

Quick Slants The Podcast: Tom E. Curran politely questions Chris Simms on his ABSURD ranking of Tom Brady

NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms ranks Tom Brady No. 9 - yes, ninth, among current quarterbacks. Tom E. Curran - very politely - demands an explanation.

3:00 - Chris Simms breaks down why he ranked Tom Brady as the ninth-best QB in the NFL right now.

4:00 - Why is Patrick Mahomes ranked higher than Tom Brady?

8:30 - Tom and Chris debate whether it is Bill Belichick or Tom Brady who makes the Patriots successful.

10:00 - How is Matt Ryan ahead of Brady in Simms’ list?

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