Tom Brady is no longer the most popular quarterback in the NFL.
Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson are the most famous and most successful, but the two teams are all but impossible to beat this season.
Brady and Manning both have two seasons in the history of the league in which they won Super Bowls, and each is likely to make it five times.
That makes them the only players in the game to have played in every Super Bowl since the merger, when the NFL changed its format to include a playoff.
But they are not alone.
The most famous players of the past 20 years are also among the least popular, with only Peyton Manning (seven wins) and Drew Brees (six wins) winning more games than Brady.
Even the most successful of quarterbacks has been unpopular, and Brady is among the most polarizing figures in the sport, both in the media and in the communities he plays in.
Brady is an easy scapegoat.
But his legacy as the greatest quarterback in NFL history will be defined by how he has affected the game, not how he performed in the playoffs.
His record of 8-8 is easily surpassed by any quarterback since the era of Joe Montana and the Broncos, and his numbers are only a fraction of those of the most hated quarterbacks in the league.
In the two decades that Brady has been in the MVP conversation, the Broncos haven’t won a Super Bowl, and the Patriots haven’t even made it into the playoffs since 2006.
It’s impossible to have an easy time predicting which players will be the most-maligned in the coming years, and that’s why the question of which players have the greatest impact on the sport is so difficult.
The easiest answer would be the quarterbacks who have won two Super Bowl rings.
The greatest quarterbacks of all time: Tom Brady, Tom Brady Jr., and Joe Montana (1955-56) The history of quarterback play begins in the 1940s.
The first major dynasty was the Denver Broncos, who won three Super Bowl titles and reached two of the greatest upsets in league history, the 1958 and 1962 Super Bowl victories.
The team also became the first team to win four straight AFC West titles from 1950 to 1962.
The franchise changed ownership twice, and two of its stars, Tom “The Eagle” Brady and Joe “Mister Super Bowl” Montana, died before the 1964 season.
The dynasty went on to be a dynasty for a generation, but in the 1960s the Broncos had a bad start.
Coach Tom Landry fired Landry and replaced him with longtime teammate and Hall of Famer Joe Montana.
Landry’s first three seasons with the Broncos were rough, but after a season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1963 he was hired by Bill Walsh as defensive coordinator, and in 1964 the Broncos went 10-6 and went to the Super Bowl against the New York Giants.
They lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, but that wasn’t the worst loss of the decade.
Brady was coming off a Super and winning the Super with a team that had won three straight playoff games the year before.
But the Broncos blew a 19-0 lead in the fourth quarter, and they went on the road to play the 49ers in the first game of the season, a 34-17 defeat.
Brady had an incredible season in 1964, and he led the league with 9,921 passing yards.
But he had a horrible first year as a starter, and by the time he got the starting job in 1965 he had thrown for only 7,724 yards, with 21 interceptions.
The Broncos were still trying to win a division and were going through a coaching change, but Brady was still the best quarterback in football, and Landry was fired after the season.
After a season in Denver, the Denver Nuggets won the next two Superbowls and the next three Superbowl titles.
Brady’s second season was even worse.
He threw a career-worst 23 interceptions, and Denver was still struggling to compete in the Western Conference, and even though Brady and his defense were a huge reason Denver won a division title, he threw eight interceptions in a loss to New England in the 1967 AFC title game.
Brady would finish the season with 6,857 passing yards and 29 touchdowns.
But it was his injury in the 1970 season that started the end of the dynasty.
In a season that saw the birth of the modern quarterback, Brady was hurt in the preseason and had to undergo season-long surgery to repair his torn meniscus.
The operation did not heal properly, and four weeks later Brady went out with a knee injury.
He did not play again in his entire career until his seventh year, and despite winning a championship in his final season in 1971, he was not able to be on the field for the Broncos in the Superdome.
That was the last time Brady played in the dome.
After that, Brady started playing at the Meadowlands stadium for the first time in six years.
His first regular-