You decide: Did NFL Network intentionally leave Tom Brady out of playoff promo?

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Contributor
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Did NFL Network deliberately leave <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/5228/" data-ylk="slk:Tom Brady">Tom Brady</a> out of a promo? (Getty Images)
Did NFL Network deliberately leave Tom Brady out of a promo? (Getty Images)

If you’re reading this blog, you know this is a big weekend in the NFL. There are four teams left to fight for the two spots in Super Bowl LI in just a couple of weeks.

And as it happens, the four remaining teams – the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers – all have top-notch quarterbacks.

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But one of them, it seems, isn’t worthy of being in a promo currently airing on the league’s own network.

Eagle-eyed NFL Network viewer and Massachusetts native Anthony Collito posted this short clip on his Twitter feed on Friday:


There’s Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, then Atlanta’s Matt Ryan, then Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, then…then…

Wait, there are four teams left. Four quarterbacks. Where’s Tom Brady?? Tom Brady, four-time Super Bowl champion, two-time NFL MVP and 12-time Pro Bowler? Tom Brady, who has his team in the AFC Championship game for the sixth straight year?

Tom Brady, the quarterback Roger Goodell suspended for the first four games of this season for maybe having knowledge of air possibly-intentionally being taken out of footballs before the AFC title game in January 2015? Oh.

But NFL Network isn’t being petty, right?

I mean, it sure seems like there’s space for a quick shot of Brady in there. It would make Rodgers’ close-up a little shorter, but it is possible.

So tell us, dear readers – much ado about nothing or one more shot at Brady from the NFL?

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