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Richard Sherman leaves Tom Brady off his most intelligent QBs list

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a reputation as a smart player. He also has a reputation as an outspoken, controversial and even disrespectful football player.

For a segment with Sports Illustrated‘s The MMQB, Sherman analyzed who he thought were the most intelligent quarterbacks in the league. His most intelligent quarterback is Denver Broncos signal-caller Peyton Manning. Not too surprising, but he does make one notable snub. He left three-time Super Bowl champion and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady off the list.

Sherman writes:

It is what it is. If this were a top 6, he’d be in there. 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.

Sherman does list him as an honorable mention. Aside from manning he put Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck in the top five behind Manning in that order.

It could be viewed as slightly biased, he had that run-in with Brady and plays with Wilson presently. He also played with Luck at Stanford.

Tags: New England Patriots Richard Sherman Seattle Seahawks Tom Brady

  • sportfballfan

    It is interesting that Tom Brady won against Manning, Brees and Luck this season!!!!
    Hopefully we can see him play Rodgers or Wilson in February.

    • Amar S.

      Patriots didn’t play the Colts this season. And Brady didn’t beat Manning or Brees, the Patriots offense beat the Broncos ans Saints defense. It’s a team sport.

      As for Richard Sherman, Sherman specifically said himself that he hates Brady because of the tuck rule. No way Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck established themselves as more cerebruel (sp?) than Tom Brady in two seasons.

  • DRRL

    Read all of Sherman’s comments in context. Your headline misrepresents his thoughts. Sherman would rather stretch the limits of the specified “top-5″ to INCLUDE Brady than snub him. A large part of Sherman’s rep as “disrespectful football player” stems from pundits who disrespect contexts, creating controversy where none was intended..

  • Ashley W.

    The fact that the title of this article is spelled incorrectly makes me question the very author’s intelligence.
    “…leaves Tom Brady OF his most intelligent QBs list.”