California: Tom Brady
You probably won’t find many states with a better list of runners-up than California. We could have listed a lot more worthy players too. But with all of his Super Bowl rings and the countless awards and accolades he’s won, San Mateo native Tom Brady has to be considered the best NFL player to come out of California.
In the end, it comes down to Brady and Aaron Rodgers, a debate that’s likely to rage on far longer than either one’s playing career. However, Herm Edwards said it best when he yelled: “You play to win the game.” Well, Brady has won the most games of any quarterback and won six (and counting) Super Bowls, and that keeps him ahead of Rodgers.
Runners Up: Aaron Rodgers, Tony Gonzalez, Anthony Munoz