Tom Brady is still the greatest NFL quarterback of all time
By Rob Leeds
Brady still pops on the stat sheet
The first two weeks were cause for concern for Brady. While never having a back-breaking game with turnovers, Brady was sitting with three touchdowns and three interceptions, and the famous 33/30 stat line from the Buccaneers in 2019 loomed large.
Perhaps Brady felt the heat more than he let on and has since lit the league on fire through the air. In his past two games, Brady has thrown for eight touchdowns against only one interception, and this uptick in production shows no signs of slowing down.
Even with several critical injuries on the defense for the Chargers, LA still fields one of the best units in the NFL, yet Brady was mostly able to move the ball with ease. Besides a lone pick that ended up going the other direction for six, Brady looked very comfortable in the pocket.
(As a small side note, the Bucs need to remove the out route to Justin Watson from their route tree. There is no excuse to ever run that play ever again with any Buccaneer quarterback.)
Brady currently sits at sixth in the league in passing yards on the season and third in passing touchdowns (with an additional rushing score to pad the stats even more).
As it stands, Brady is outperforming the MVP from last season, Belichick, who is somehow “better off” after losing Brady, and the rest of the quarterbacks in the NFC South in most significant categories. But sure, the decline must be here. If being on pace for 4,488 passing yards, 48 total touchdowns, and 16 interceptions is a decline, then the Bucs fans are here for it.