So I'm not going to list the advanced stats for WRs because they're incredibly quarterback dependent. Larry Fitzgerald finished last this year. They don't do a good job of separating the QB dependency from the receiver.
Look, if the argument was "Brady's clutch-ness is overhyped. He has the 3 rings, but he's also lost many playoff games in which his team was favored" I don't know if I'd disagree. The argument that was presented to me, and I'm saying isn't true, was that Brady has been blessed with offensive weapons his entire career and was carried to 3 Super Bowl wins. In fact, he's had below average to poor offensive lines in his first 2 wins. He's had below-average receivers until the Moss/Welker era. He took a team that Drew Bledsoe (a great QB, still in his prime, who made the Pro Bowl his first year with Buffalo in 2002), struggled with, and won 3 Super Bowls in 4 years. Throughout his career he led his offense to more success than anyone anticipated.
To the argument of "Brady is a dink and dunker and can't throw the ball down the field" I'd give 2 arguments - 1) If you don't have a deep threat, how are you throwing the ball down the field with confidence? We're blaming Brady for hitting the open man 8 yards in front of him, rather than forcing something to a covered David Patten 30 yards down the field? Yes, when you get a deep threat like Randy Moss, it's easier to complete passes down the field (at a record level). 2) The argument just isn't true. Brady's yards per attempt is 7.5 for his career, compared to Manning's 7.6. If you want to take out the record-setting passing attack year (again...Tom Brady was part of a passing attack that set records), it drops to 7.4. His yards per completion is 11.8 for his career, compared to Manning's 11.7. If you take out the first Moss/Welker year, it drops a little but still rounds up to 11.8, which is higher than Manning's. It's interesting that Brady dinks and dunks all the time, yet his yards per catch are higher than Peyton's, who can throw the ball into tight spaces down the field. And again, let's remember that Manning had Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne for the majority of his career.
The ironic thing is, I hate the Pats. I respect Brady, but root for him to lose. I never thought I'd be defending him this hard, but when someone says he was carried to 3 Super Bowl wins, I have to bring up the facts.