Saying there will never be another Brady is not an exaggeration. He is a seven-time Super Bowl winner, holds virtually every record for a quarterback, and set an unparalleled level of excellence for more than two decades before retiring, fully empowered, at 44.

But the loss of the quarterback, widely considered the greatest in history, would not impact the NFL as much, where there are plenty of young stars ready to fill the void.

Joe Burrow has a chance to win what will be the first Super Bowl of the post-Brady era next week when he leads the Cincinnati Bengals' offense in the big game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Patrick Mahomes has already won a Super Bowl and Most Valuable Player award and has made four AFC finals. Lamar Jackson was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in his second season. There's Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, and Kyler Murray. We can be sure that the future of the NFL is in good hands.