New England Patriots

Ryan Clark Calls Tom Brady “Greatest Living American”


Soon after claiming Tom Brady “sees ghosts” due to an unwillingness to take hits from defenders, Steelers safety Ryan Clark recently went over the top in his praise of New England’s quarterback.

While doing analyst work for ESPN last week, Clark answered a question about the toughest quarterback he faced:

“Ghosts or no ghosts, I have to go with the greatest living American, and that’s Tom Brady,” Clark said. “You know, I said what I said, and I do believe it, and it’s true. But when this guy has the opportunity to set up and throw the ball to his receivers, there’s nobody better at pinpointing guys out and making plays for his team. “I mean, he’s a field general, he’s a winner, he’s a competitor, and Tom Brady, he’s given us some hard times.”

By the way, who is the greatest living American? It has to be a former president, right?

Well, according to a 2007 article in The Atlantic, that distinction goes to Microsoft wizard Bill Gates. 

The highest ranking athlete on the poll? Muhammad Ali at number eight.

Anyhow, I can’t put Brady at the front of the list of greatest living Americans because of this photo from Monday’s Met Gala:


Ali or MJ would never do this.

The “greatest living American” hosts Pittsburgh on November 3.

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