Here's a little hurry-up, no-huddle offense pop quiz for you. Name the quarterback that's missing from this group of elite NFL QBs: Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Carson Palmer and Aaron Rodgers.
Well, it shouldn't take an expert football analyst to say Tom Brady, who only led the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl XLIX victory this past February.
Yet, the NFL managed to screw up its tweet of elite quarterbacks, asking followers Sunday, Sept. 6, to fill in the blanks of "It will be _____ vs. ______ at #SB50" in promotion of Super Bowl 50, which will be held at Levi's Stadium in San Francisco on Feb. 7. The league tweeted out the message with photos of the aforementioned seven quarterbacks, failing to include Brady. It has since deleted the tweet.
The NFL has deleted this tweet, in what I presume is an elaborate tribute to Tom Brady's rescinded suspension
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) September 7, 2015
This reeks of the NFL making this graphic while Brady was suspended four games and perhaps being absent-minded enough to forget to include the Patriots' QB in the photo once he beat the league in his Deflategate case last week.
Or maybe it's a case of sour grapes, considering Brady did defeat Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL in having his Deflategate suspension overturned.
Giving the league the benefit of the doubt, though, the tweet and accompanying photo had seven quarterbacks shown—four from the NFC and three from the AFC. Being that the Patriots play in the AFC, maybe the league was simply holding Brady's spot for him.
But the NFL definitely made a mistake in sending out the tweet without having Brady in the shot. What a glaring omission.
That and who told the NFL that Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is elite? Really? Tech Times never got that memo.