New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady has hit out at his critics and has claimed that there is only one statistic that matters in football.
Brady has come in for some criticism as of late with many people claiming that he is moving out of the category of elite Quarterbacks.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP has claimed that the only statistic that matters however, is the score.
Claiming the individual match score to be the most important thing, Brady says: "If there was no scoreboard, then people wouldn't tune in and watch. There's only one stat that matters."
Many people have claimed Brady's performance has dipped and he could be dropping out of the top 5 Quarterback's in the NFL.
With rising stars such as Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III, Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck and Cam Newton leading the Carolina Panthers, perhaps the old guard of Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees are beginning to be replaced.
Brady has led the Patriots to the AFC Championship game in each of the last three seasons so where his stats may be dropping, his and the team's success is clearly not.