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Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Now that Tom Brady has won a seventh Super Bowl ring immediately after going to a different franchise, hopefully he’s silenced those infamous truthers that have spent 20 years decrying him as a “system quarterback.” The lunatic fringe that comes up with a list of excuses longer than a CVS receipt, and remains blissfully unaware of its lunacy.

But the craziest part is, they still exist. Dear lord they still exist somehow.

As I said directly to this gentleman on Twitter, the Brady doubters are like flat-earthers at this point. Just give it up, dude. The man has seven rings. Every quarterback needs a complete team to win a title. Brady is the best ever at taking a complete team to the promised land. Just accept it, in the name of all that is holy. But no, we still get takes like this as if it’s friggin’ 2005:

It’s too pathetic to even describe with words at this point. But sure, keep motivating Brady to just win, win, and win some more.

That’s what Brady told his friend Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America” in a new interview that aired Wednesday. As any unbiased observer with a functioning brain has known for a while now, Brady is the greatest of all time because he’s a transcendent talent who also can’t win enough and endlessly wants to make the truthers cry. He’s the rarest of the rare.

“I was always kind of motivated by people that say ‘you can’t do it.’ You know, ‘you’re not good enough, you’re not fast enough, not big enough, you’re not good enough arm,’” Brady said. “I’ve had a body of work over a period of time, so you know, you just say, hey [and] quickly you forget.

“I think that’s a great part about football. It’s not really about what you did last year, it’s kind of what you’re going to do this year, so for me, it was what I was going to do for the Bucs last year. I still feel that way.”

Keep doubting Brady. He’ll win another Lombardi, and you’ll go make up another excuse on Twitter. It’s the most insufferable cycle in sports.

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