New England Patriots

Jan 30, 2019; Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addresses the media at a press conference for Super Bowl LIII at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff,

So he’s going to fall off a cliff, you say? Tom Brady has had plenty of shade for Max Kellerman’s infamous 2016 take with his play on the field, where he’s gone to three straight Super Bowls and won two of them since Kellerman said Brady was going to “be a bum in short order”. Now he’s got something to say about it on Instagram.

Check out below for a screenshot of an Instagram story from Brady on Thursday. It shows a radar detector that Brady used to track the speed of his throws. The photo shows a reading of 61 mph – an impressive number for any quarterback, let alone a 42-year-old who was supposed to fall off a cliff and “be a bum in short order” three years ago.

Brady confirmed that he did, in fact, hear Kellerman’s chirping.

(Screenshot via @tombrady/Instagram)

Is he tempting fate with a post like this? Maybe. But Brady has already won several times over against Kellerman’s silly bloviating. Just like he has with everyone who’s doubted him for years, especially since that infamous loss to the Chiefs in 2014. Kellerman is simply at or near the front of the line.

And it looks like Brady is determined to show Kellerman and others that he can still sling it with the best QBs in the league. This season’s version of angry, extra-motivated Brady should be as dangerous to the rest of the NFL as ever.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at