Max Kellerman Owns His Brady Mistake In Best Way Possible

If you’re wrong, you have to own it. You had a take or an opinion, but it didn’t work out. So own it.

Way too many people nowadays like to run from their statements. Max Kellerman is not one of those people, or at least he wasn’t on Sunday, following the NFC Championship Game. Not only did he own his bad take, he roasted himself for it.

During a segment on ESPN’s First Take back in 2016, Kellerman made an interesting comment about Tom Brady. He said that the then New England Patriot would “fall off a cliff” soon, and his time as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL was over.

We have now seen five seasons from Brady since that comment. The results? Well, you be the judge.

  • Three Super Bowl appearances (about to be four)
  • Two Super Bowl rings (with a chance for a third)
  • One league MVP

I’d say that’s quite the resume, right? So does Kellerman, which is why he took to Twitter following the news that Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be appearing in Super Bowl LV. His tweet read “Tom Brady has had a full Hall of Fame career… in the time SINCE I made the cliff prediction.”

The self-own is incredible. Kellerman could not have been more wrong, but he could not have owned it anymore. I don’t agree with everything this man say, but it’s hard not to respect him for this move.

Now, if we could just get some of these other people to admit a few terrible sports takes this year…

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. “it’s hard not to respect him for this move.”…It’s easy for me because it doesn’t change that he is a complete douche. If he owns up to all his other numerous moronic statements then maybe he would earn respect.

  2. Maybe of he owned up to his mistaken opinions on politics, culture, the Constitution (not sure he knows what that is), history and anyone he disagrees with, then I might have an ounce of respect for this parasite.

  3. So now we laud writers who own up to their mistakes. Clint, you act like Kellerman is a journalistic hero for gods sake. Fuck Kellerman. He’s a woke pussy who probably reads White Fragility at night.

  4. I’m not really sure why that self-own was so incredible. At some point, Kellerman would realize that defending his rationale would make him look more foolish than just admitting that his opinion was unjust. It’s just a football opinion. He’s still getting millions regardless of whether he’s pro or anti Tom Brady.

  5. It’s sweet seeing someone who just keeps beating the haters and doubters like Kellerman. As a guy who is getting over the hill I have an affinity for someone like Brady who isn’t letting age stop him.

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