Buccaneers: Pro Football Focus projects historic season for Tom Brady

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

The official Twitter account for Pro Football Focus fantasy football section released their projections for the top ten passing yards leaders in 2021. Topping the list is Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and GOAT of GOATs Tom Brady.

It’s always easy to project that Brady will have a good season, why shouldn’t it be? The man has certainly earned such a reputation to put it lightly. The thing is, it’s just HOW GOOD of a season they are projecting Brady to have with the Buccaneers is what’s eye-popping. Pro Football Focus is projecting that Brady will throw for 5,265 yards for the Bucs in 2021, which is an absolutely astronomical amount of yards, even for today’s pass-happy NFL. The rest of the top ten can be seen here:

There’s a lot to take in here. A few young guns in the second column including Tua Tagovailoa in the second half of the top ten, Matt Ryan being third just south of 5,000, and Mahomes (once again) bowing down to Brady to name a few. Let’s just stick with Brady though.

Historically, should Brady throw for this many yards, it would be a monumental season of epic proportions for both Brady and the league as a whole. It would be the third-most passing yards ever thrown in a season behind Peyton Manning’s 5,477 with the Denver Broncos in 2013, and Drew Brees’ 5,476 in 2011.

For Brady, it would set a new career-high for him, topping his previous mark of 5,235 by a mere 30 yards, which also came in 2011, which is currently the third-most prolific passing season in terms of yards in NFL history. It would truly be a remarkable feat, considering he’ll be 44 years old (young?) once the 2021 season finally kicks off.

Why wouldn’t we expect this from Brady though? Time and time again he tells Father Time to pound sand and proves he and everyone else wrong. Not only that, the supporting cast he’ll be throwing to just may be the best of his Hall of Fame career. The Bucs wide receiver trio of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown is certainly the best in football at the very least. That’s not even mentioning the young back-end of the wide receiver room, or the crowded, yet talented, running back and tight end rooms either, and don’t get us going on the offensive line.

At the end of the day, these projections are simply to get people talking during the calmness before the storm that comes in the NFL calendar, such as we’re doing right now. At the end of the day though, it’s really not that out of the question to think that Brady can have not only a historically great season for the Buccaneers, but the best of his career as well.