Tom Brady calls Doug Flutie ‘one of the greatest football players ever’

Tom Brady may be the GOAT, but he’s happy to admit he has company in the conversation of the greatest football players in history.

The 21-year NFL veteran was celebrating receiving his seventh Super Bowl ring Friday but took some time to give love to a CFL legend on Instagram. After Doug Flutie shared an old picture of the two from back in the day, Brady shared just what he thought of the former Heisman winner to his 9.8 million followers.

Screengrab courtesy: Tom Brady

“Doug Flutie, one of the greatest football players EVER!!!!!!” Brady wrote.

Flutie played eight seasons in the CFL and was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player a record six times. The three-time Grey Cup MVP threw for 41,355 yards, 270 touchdowns, and 155 interceptions before returning to the NFL where he started 52 games over the following eight years.

Flutie served as Brady’s backup with the New England Patriots in 2005 during his final season before retiring and the two have remained close ever since. During the season, the pair reportedly text once a week.

Getting a shout-out from the GOAT proves what CFL fans already know from his stints with the Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders, and B.C. Lions, Doug Flutie is among the greatest legends to ever play the game on either side of the border.

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