After he won his seventh Super Bowl at a logic-defying 43 years old, it’s fair to wonder if Tom Brady is from another planet.
Then maybe the Buccaneers quarterback wasn’t just being sarcastic to Fox Sports radio host Colin Cowherd when he wrote on Twitter, “How do you know I’ve never seen aliens, Colin?”
Here’s the background: Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield wrote earlier this week that he was almost 100 percent sure he and his wife, Emily, “saw a UFO drop straight out of the sky.” He described seeing a “very bright ball of light going straight down out of the sky towards Lake Travis” in Texas.
Cowherd reacted by mocking Mayfield, suggesting the couple might have been fooled by their alcohol-impacted eyes.
“Of all the qualities of franchise quarterbacks — I want to know your arm, are you good pre-snap, are you mobile? — the ability to see UFOs in the offseason is nowhere near my top 10 qualifications,” Cowherd said on “The Herd” this week.
“Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw and Tom Brady have never seen aliens. I would prefer my guys don’t talk about it. In fairness, Aaron Rodgers also admits he has seen a UFO — and he’s won a Super Bowl.”
Brady objected by pointing out that just because he hasn’t tweeted about aliens doesn’t necessarily mean he hasn’t seen any.
Because no other quarterback has won more than four Super Bowls, it’s long been joked Brady is cut from a different cloth than the rest. And he only cemented his standing as the GOAT by joining Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to win Super Bowls with two different teams.
But maybe the GOAT is from outer space. Or at least visited.