Former Jets' Quarterback Joe Namath, or Broadway Joe, as he was referred to when he was in his prime over 40 years ago, says he knows why New England Patriots' QB Tom Brady is hated so intensely.
Brady has led his team to five Super Bowl appearances and three big game wins, with a six appearance in the SB only 60 minutes away. But why is he hated so much?
Namath explained to the Metro US that it's a mixture of things, from the Supermodel wife, to the success coming out of his earholes. A poll recently conducted in the US found out that Brady is the most hated QB in America.
“I think he looks at his wife’s pictures in the magazines and holds her hands more than he reads his own press clips,” Namath explained.
“It is the wins No. 1, then because he is so visible [why he is disliked]. It is human nature to want that success and want to see your own quarterback succeed.”
Namath added that a glamour-filled lifestyle, mixed with an massive amount of success, means envy will always be on the minds of certain fans and players towards Brady.
“Opponents having to play against Brady have to be legitimately angry seeing his smile on the sideline after touchdowns,” added Namath.
“It’s kind of a compliment to be disliked by so many opponents. It comes from winning first."