Imagine the scene: You have two minutes left and you are down in the game. Better yet, this game is the Super Bowl. You get the ball back and are in need of either a field goal or a touchdown to win the game. Who do you want at the helm? Well, there was a poll that was recently released which asked NFL players who they would wan’t as their quarterback. In an overwhelming result, 40 percent of NFL players would want Tom Brady.
It is clear as to why Brady came in first place in this poll. In his 14 year career in the National Football League, Brady has rallied the New England Patriots to 41 game winning drives in the fourth quarter. Out of those 41 drives, 30 of them have come when New England was trailing, putting him fourth on the all-time list in terms of fourth quarter comeback drives. What seems to be even more impressive is the fact that he actually has done it in the Super Bowl. In fact, he did it in each of New England’s three Super Bowl victories.
When asked about Tom Brady’s ability to engineer clutch, game winning drives, Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins had this to say, “He just says, ‘We live for these moments. Let’s do it.”
Thompkins wasn’t the only Patriots player to back this Brady’s greatness. Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui said “Obviously, the fact he’s done it time and time before helps out a lot, too. That’s pretty much the way he goes out and plays each and every snap.”
There have been very few players who have such a winning attitude and confidence that Brady possesses. His will to win, mixed with his impeccable leadership skills have really put him in a class of his own.
Out of the 320 possible votes, Tom Brady took home 128 first place votes. Peyton Manning finished second in the polls with 86 total votes, followed by Aaron Rodgers (10%), Drew Brees (6%), Ben Roethlisberger (6.3%) and Eli Manning (2.8%).