Richard Sherman and Tom Brady will probably never be the best of friends.
Sherman and Brady seem to have somewhat of a rivalry that developed last season after the two talked trash prior and during a the Patriots-Seahawks matchup in week 6.
Sherman and the Seahawks came back for a huge win against the Patriots and the infamous you mad bro moment was born. There still may be some linger tension after Brady reads Sherman’s list of the 5 smartest quarterback’s in the NFL.
In a shocker to some, Sherman excluded Brady from a list he did for the Monday Morning Quarterback.
1. Peyton Manning: Nobody else has both the authority to do that within their offense and the understanding to know when it’s appropriate. His arm, however, is another story. His passes will be accurate and on time, but he throws ducks.
2. Drew Brees: He makes incredible adjustments during the game. He’ll struggle for a stretch and then go to the sidelines and look at pictures and then come back and attack the defense a new way. It’s almost like they installed a whole new game plan.
3. Aaron Rodgers: He really plays the game calm. He makes all of his checks, and plays with a double count, which a lot of quarterbacks do to get defenses to show their hand. He can identify defenses and he really spreads the ball out to some great receivers.
4. Russell Wilson: His understanding of the pass rush lanes and his elusiveness is unique. Some of that is about intelligence: Watching film and knowing where the defense likes to attack. He has a tremendous understanding of scheme and zone reads, and play-action fakes.
5. Andrew Luck: As my teammate at Stanford, I saw him call offenses, given three or four plays to pick from, and choose the correct play. He understands the run game and where the mismatches are by counting the linebackers.
Sherman did list Brady in his honorable mention section.
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“If this were a top 6, he’d be in there,” Sherman wrote. “Tom Brady is one of the hardest to intercept, and still has one of the best arms in the league, but this was the year the young guys took a step forward.”