Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mike Pritchard is hopeful for his old team’s dream of winning Super Bowl LI will come true. Pritchard, also the MVP of the Colorado Buffaloes’ 1990 National Championship game, thinks the Falcons have put together an impressive season.

With Atlanta’s offense bolstering a 540-point season, Pritchard feels that they have distinguished themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

Pritchard told Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro during The Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports Radio that, “I root for all my teams: Atlanta, Denver and Seattle. For the last three Super Bowls, I’ve been well represented.”

Star receiver Julio Jones has totaled three touchdowns in this year’s postseason, and if he keeps it up, will have a major impact on the Falcons game against the New England Patriots.

“Julio [Jones] is a man playing the boys out there,” said Pritchard. “You can line him up anywhere on the field and he does damage, and it’s a mismatch.”

On the other side of the ball, the Falcons will be faced with keeping Patriots quarterback Tom Brady from winning his fifth Super Bowl. Although Brady has put together a resume that argues he is the greatest of all time, Pritchard still thinks that there is another who deserves that title.

“I would argue to anybody, and I mean anybody, that John Elway was the best quarterback ever,” he said. “I mean he went to three Super Bowls [between 1986-1990], then he went back-to-back. He went to back-to-back twice in different eras, with different coaches in different schemes,” said Pritchard. “To me, that sets you apart from somebody who’s been with the same coach, the same scheme and the same system for their entire career.”

To hear the full interview with Mike Pritchard, including his thoughts on the results of this postseason, listen to the podcast below.

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