As regular people, we sometimes see our favorite professional athletes in the same vein as superheroes — guys (and girls) being able to accomplish things that seem almost superhuman, sometimes in the midst of the most adverse circumstances.
It was with that inspiration, and the enormous popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), that we decided: which starting NFL quarterback compared the most favorably to the superheroes we’ve seen in MCU movies?
Here’s our best attempt at pairing those two groups together.
Tom Brady — Nick Fury
While nobody could (or should) question whether Tom Brady is the “GOAT” at quarterback, entering the 2019 NFL season at 42 years old, he’s probably at the phase of his career where he’s more of a “masterful Director” than he is a true superhero.
Over the course of his 19-year career, Brady has seen virtually everything. Although, like Director Nick Fury, he’s not only someone who can summon the might of his team to defeat anyone who stands in his path, he’s also a guy you wouldn’t want to make mad.
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