I've doubted Tom Brady before. I'm willing to believe someone who tells me I've uttered the blasphemous phrase of "system quarterback" when attempting to deny Brady's greatness. What I will no longer do is fail to believe in the best to ever play the most important position in all of sports.

If the 41-year old Patriots quarterback thinks he's better now than he was in 2001, then I believe him. And, actually it makes all the sense in the world. In that first Super Bowl appearance against the Rams in 2001, Brady had not yet played a full NFL season. Sure, he displayed skills and a penchant for coolness in the clutch along the way to that upset of the Greatest Show on Turf, but with his mental rolodex from playing at the highest of levels the last 18 years, do you doubt that he's better now than he was then?

We're yet to see a dramatic drop off in Brady's physical abilities and that's a credit to the meticulous attention he pays to what he eats and how he trains. Until I see serious decline in arm strength and accuracy, Brady will only get better because of the mental advantage he holds over everyone else. Even before he steps on the field.

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