Tom Brady: Best single season by a Buccaneers QB ever
By Rob Leeds
With incredible stats and one of the best records in franchise history, Tom Brady has just completed the best single-season by a Bucs QB, and it isn’t close.
The Buccaneers still have postseason football to play before we can genuinely evaluate the Tom Brady experience in Tampa Bay to its fullest. Still, let’s take a moment to appreciate the greatest regular season by a Buccaneer quarterback ever.
At 43-years old, Brady completed 401/610 passes (65.7%) for 4,633 yards and 43 total touchdowns against 12 interceptions.
Where do those rank on the all-time list for the Buccaneers? In completion percentage, this season for Brady is first amongst quarterbacks that started for a full season. In passing yards, Brady finishes second to Jameis Winston by 476 yards. Brady also shattered the touchdown record of 33 with 40. On the interception front, Brady’s 12 interceptions in one season are the fourth-fewest by a Bucs QB that attempted more than 450 passes in a year.
Finally, in QBR, a flawed stat, Brady finishes in first place all-time amongst Bucs quarterbacks with a rating of 72.4.
Short of passing yards, there isn’t a stat that indicates that any other quarterback in the history of the franchise has come close to what Brady has done this season. And to think that some people pulled their hair out and lost their minds when the signing initially went down.
“But Brady got all of the help that the Bucs wouldn’t give Jameis!” Let’s take a look at that.