Patriots vs. Dolphins: Tom Brady Proves He Is Still NFL's Best QB

Joseph HealyCorrespondent ISeptember 13, 2011

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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The discussion of the best quarterback in the NFL is always a fun discussion to have. It's not a new phenomenon either.

I'm sure these conversations have been going on for decades, but we're now in an era of NFL football where the quarterbacks are throwing the ball as much as they ever have. 

There are probably more quarterbacks in the conversation than there have ever been. Aaron Rodgers, a Super Bowl champion last season, has a lot of support right now, as does Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers. And based on what he did last season, you might even get someone who is willing to say it's Michael Vick.

Those are all great quarterbacks, but none of them are as good as Tom Brady.

For someone who was named MVP by a unanimous vote last season, there is very little buzz around Tom Brady.

Brady made a case to change that, with his performance Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.

All he did against Miami was complete 32-of-48 passes for 517 yards and four touchdowns. He completed passes to eight different receivers and four of those receivers caught at least six passes.

Amazingly, Chad Ochocinco was not among the receivers who caught a lot of passes. He only had one catch for 14 yards. When he gets going, it will make Brady look even better.

The Patriots have to be considered one of the favorites to come out of the AFC. With those kind of expectations, there's no quarterback I'd rather have than Brady. All he does is win games and all of his Super Bowl rings prove that.

We can continue to discuss which quarterback is the best. It is, after all, a fun debate to have. There just shouldn't be any doubt about who is the best in the league. It's Tom Brady. It has been for the last several years, and barring something unforeseen, it will be for quite some time.