Tom Brady not named most trustworthy playoff quarterback by Gregg Rosenthal

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27 wins, over 10,000 yards, and 71 touchdowns in the playoffs. 

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Not to mention five Super Bowl rings. 

But apparently that's not enough for Gregg Rosenthal, who listed Tom Brady as his fourth most trustworthy quarterback remaining in the playoffs

Here's his reasoning:

Not since early in Brady's career has he felt so game-plan dependent. If Josh McDaniels and Brady are able to win the mental battle against Gus Bradley's defense before the snap, Brady still has the arm and the accuracy to pick apart the Chargers on Sunday. The larger question is what happens if the Chargers' pass rush consistently wins, like it did during their 2017 matchup. In that game, Brady handled the pressure beautifully during a typically surgical performance on his way to an MVP. While those games have come far less often in 2018, it would be on brand for Brady to make some playoff magic just when the football cognoscenti begins to doubt him again. Like old times.

Patrick Mahomes, Andrew Luck and Drew Brees are ahead of Brady on the list. Mahomes has yet to make a playoff start while Luck has more interceptions than touchdowns in his postseason career (11 TD, 13 INT).

Brees is one of the best quarterbacks of all time, but his playoff record of 7-6 doesn't compare to Brady. Philip Rivers, Brady's opponent on Sunday, is listed sixth out of eight in Rosenthal's rankings. 

Time will tell how these quarterbacks perform this weekend, but it's interesting how Brady is still doubted in some aspect in the postseason. No quarterback in history has a better resume. 

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