Like it or not, Tampa Bay Buccaneers still have the best QB in the NFC South
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t have the season-opening performance that many fans had hoped for heading into the fall, but that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost.
While many Buccaneers fans want to give up on the season and leave Tom Brady for dead after a poor performance, there is still one fact that remains when it comes to the Tampa Bay quarterback.
It’s simply this:
You can say what you want to about Brady’s opening performance and his Buccaneers debut, but he’s still the best quarterback in the NFC South Division.
The Buccaneers have the best QB, and when you have the best QB, you’re never out of it.
Call this what you want, but the truth of the matter is that Brady would make any of the other teams in the division better with his talent at the helm.
Put him on the Saints and he gives you a better performance than Drew Brees– who actually played worse statistically than Brady this past Sunday, mind you. Put him on the Falcons and he excels in their system and makes Atlanta forget about Matt Ryan. Put him on the Panthers and they’re still one of the worst teams in the league, but he’d still be an improvement over Teddy Bridgewater.
It’s understandable that Buccaneers fans are frustrated. It’s understandable to expect more from Brady and to be fearful that Father Time has caught up with him and that he won’t be able to improve upon his season-opening performance, but I just don’t think that’s going to be the case.
Brady showed he still has the arm talent. No, he’s not the same quarterback that he was back in the 2000s and even 4-5 years ago, but that doesn’t mean that he’s done or that he can’t still play at a high level.
Go back and look at some of his completions made this past weekend against, don’t forget, one of the better defenses in the league. Yes, he made a bad mistake telegraphing the pick-six and he made the wrong read on the other interception on a Mike Evans target, but that doesn’t mean he’s done, washed up or any less talented than we thought he was to begin with. It just means he’s human.
Brady is going to make mistakes, but it’s too early for Buccaneers fans to turn their back on him and in the end, he’s still the best quarterback in this division. And if you have the best quarterback in the division, that means you’re never out of it.