Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 9/20/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gestures as he lines up in the shotgun formation against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
At age 72, Fran Tarkenton still has his opinions on the NFL, but maybe he should start keeping them to himself.The former quarterback said both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady aren't at the level they used to be. Tarkenton, who was a draft pick of the AFL's Boston Patriots in 1961, told the Pioneer Press that "Brady hasn't looked like Brady in two years." Tarkenton, who had a great career with the Vikings and Giants, needs to realize just because Manning is getting old, doesn't mean you put Brady in that same category. Tarkenton has no business putting down Brady to begin with. Tarkenton was 0-3 in Super Bowls. Enough said. If Tarkenton wants to say Brady is a bad scrambler, so be it, but to say the guy is a shadow of himself as a quarterback? Fran might be going senile. Maybe Tarkenton was referencing Brady's ever-changing hairstyles the last two years. But I'm not willing to give Tarkenton the benefit of the doubt. Could the Patriots have used Tarkenton in the 1960s? Definitely, espe...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

Report: Redskins players happy RG3 was benched

Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Australian television want 49ers to showcase Jarryd Hayne

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Urban Meyer: We will announce starting QB first snap of season

Mike Shanahan: Kirk Cousins will be a top-10 NFL QB

Raiders Khalil Mack is going to be a superstar

Buffalo Bills name Tyrod Taylor their starting QB

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson: My goal is to go undefeated

Chip Kelly praises Tim Tebow: ‘He’s had a good camp’

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

U.S. Open men's preview

U.S. Open women's preview

D'Angelo Russell zings Lakers fans

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker