Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is a machine. Even at 44-years old, he is showing very few signs of slowing down. Instead, he took his game to a higher level this season.
Despite some injuries to the skill position players around him, Brady had a career season. He set career-highs in passing attempts with 719, completions with 485 and yardage with 5,316. His 43 touchdown passes were the second-most in a single season in his career.
All four statistics led the league this season, as Brady is once again in the running for an MVP award. He has the Buccaneers once again in a great position to challenge as repeat winners for the Super Bowl.
Despite his advanced age, Brady has been just as good, if not better, with Tampa Bay than he was with the New England Patriots. He is putting up gaudy numbers and PFF shared another incredible feat of his.
Since joining the Buccaneers, Brady has not thrown an interception in the red zone. Capitalizing for points in that area of the field is key to a team finding success and Tampa Bay has found plenty of it since Brady came aboard, going 24-9 in the regular season and 5-0 thus far in the postseason.
Some people will try and poke holes in Brady’s accomplishments, saying things such as he plays in a good system or he makes a lot of underneath throws. Even if there is truth to that, Brady can still sling it downfield.
Since 2019, so his final season with the Patriots and two with the Buccaneers, Brady leads the NFL with 94 20+ yard completions. Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes are tied for second on the list with 89.
What is there that Tom Brady cannot do from the quarterback position? The fact he is not only playing at 44-years old but continues to thrive is wild. This is one fight that Father Time is certainly struggling with as Brady looks like he can play at a high level as long as he wants.