In a recent feature, the guys at Sports Illustrated, who clearly have too much time on their hands, determined the best players to ever wear each uniform number, from 00-99. Tom Brady was chosen as the best to wear the No. 12, narrowly edging out one Terrence Paxton Bradshaw in what was the "toughest call."
The toughest calls? Tom Brady over Terry Bradshaw at 12. Brady gets the top spot for winning in a tougher era. He's 111-34 as a starter, including 14-4 in the postseason, and owns the NFL record for the most consecutive wins (10) in the playoffs.
In earning the distinction, Brady also bested a bevy of all-pro quarterbacks including Randall Cunningham, Jim Kelly, Bob Griese, Roger Staubach and Joe Namath, among others.
The only other Patriot to make the list was Junior Seau, who is remembered most for his career as a member of the San Diego Chargers.
Other quarterbacks to make the list include Warren Moon (1), Brett Favre (4), Donovan McNabb (5), John Elway (7), Troy Aikman (8), Sonny Jurgensen (9), Fran Tarkenton (10), Norm Van Brocklin (11), Dan Marino (13), Otto Graham (14), Bart Starr (15), Brady's boyhood idol Joe Montana (16), archrival Peyton Manning (18) and Johnny Unitas (19).