What stands out is his utter domination of the teams that would have flourished if he simply had not been born.
Tom Brady finished his career undefeated against five teams:
Falcons, Cowboys, Vikings, Buccaneers, and Patriots.
The most absurd stat of all:@TomBrady went 33–3 against the Buffalo Bills 😲
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 5, 2022
The Steelers, Colts and Chargers would have traded off running the AFC for stretches had Tom Brady simply never existed. 38-9 against prime Peyton, those years Andrew Luck cared about football, Big Ben’s entire career, and whatever Philip Rivers was doing out in San Diego.
That’s why the whole “he played in the AFC East” chirp never really passed the sniff test. It always reeked of bullshit because every time he stepped outside of the AFC East he was arguably better. I find it hard to believe he would have struggled playing his whole career in the AFC South, for example. Or if he got to play the Browns, Bengals and Steelers six times a year.