Tom Brady ‘humbled’ by Namath praise, wants invite from Stern show
Joe Namath bestowed about the highest praise possible upon Tom Brady earlier this week, and the forum through which the NFL legend made the statement — not to mention the compliment itself — drew the New England Patriots quarterback’s attention.
Namath, making an appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show on Monday, explained why Brady is the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
Is @TomBrady the best-ever @NFL quarterback? @RealJoeNamath thinks so. “I've not seen anybody have that many big games and answer the challenge as well as he has,” he tells @HowardStern. pic.twitter.com/SmoIzrqp4p— Stern Show (@sternshow) June 24, 2019
“Tom is the best,” Namath told Stern, via Boston.com. “I’ve been asked that question for many years. Johnny [Unitas] was my hero, Otto Graham was great, slingin’ Sammy Baugh, I could go back. But meantime, Tom has been challenged more in recent history with huge games certainly than anyone I recollect, and he’s stepped up every time.”
Stern then asked Namath point blank if Brady is the best of all time.
“I would have to say he’s the best at answering the challenge that ever was,” Namath said, conclusively.
Brady, who is without question a must-follow on social media, reacted to Namath’s comments in an Instagram story, in which he also lobbied for an interview with Stern.
Tom Brady’s humbled by Joe Namath’s GOAT comments (via his IG).— Tyler Sullivan (@TylerSully) June 25, 2019
Also, Brady on @sternshow would be legendary. pic.twitter.com/40pCxMHWwH
Stating he’s “humbled” is one of Brady’s go-to remarks whenever he is praised or receives accolades, awards or otherwise, so it’s no surprise that’s how he responded to Namath’s compliment.
Concerning his campaigning for an appearance on Stern’s show? Brady has long said he’s a fan of the former shock jock, saying ahead of Super Bowl LIII that he listens to Stern “all the time.”