"Tucker broke down Brady’s career into two separate parts: 1. Brady’s first five years as a starter. (He threw a grand total of three passes in his rookie season of 2000.) 2. Brady’s last five years — not including 2008, when he tore his ACL in the opening game of the season. The CliffsNotes version of Tucker’s take is this: Brady has been a far better player over the last five years, yet he won all three of his Super Bowls in the first five. I agree with Tucker. In fact, I don’t think the former statement is debatable at all. Yet, for those who believe that playoff success and Super Bowl championships are the best measuring stick of quarterback greatness, it’s a bit of an intellectual challenge."