Six years ago this week, ESPN analyst Max Kellerman said Tom Brady was going to “fall off a cliff” in his NFL career. Kellerman stated with much confidence in the summer of 2016 that Brady was “just about done,” that he would be “a bum in short order,” and that he “is going to fall off a cliff.”
The then-Patriots quarterback was entering his 17th season in the league.
You just know Brady had to respond to him.
“ratio + I have a swimwear line now”
Kellerman then responded by poking a little fun back at the Buccaneers superstar with a perfect sarcastic response.
“You’ve only won 3 Super Bowls since then. Calm down”
Since that day, Brady has claimed three Super Bowl titles. As a 44-year-old quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021, he led the league in completions (485), passing yards (5,316), and passing touchdowns (43).
The current host of “This Just In” initially backtracked on his remarks during the 2020 season, when Brady eventually led the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title in his first year in Tampa Bay.
Brady, who turns 45 in August, is now preparing for his 23rd NFL season following a brief retirement earlier this year.
The Buccaneers will open the season on the road in Dallas in a “Sunday Night Football” matchup against the Cowboys on Sept. 11.