Largest Tom Brady weakness should surprise no one

Tom Brady, Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The biggest Tom Brady weakness should surprise no one at this point.

Tom Brady has played in the NFL and dominated for 21 seasons. After all these seasons of success with the Patriots and the Buccaneers, the Super Bowl wins, and countless other accolades, the only part of Brady that surprises anyone is how he has done it for so long.

Brady’s longevity will make it hard for any player ever to catch him from a legacy standpoint. This time in the league has put Brady on many a defensive coordinator’s watch list in the regular season and the playoffs, yet no one has found a way to slow him down yet viably.

As the season opener between the Cowboys and the Buccaneers inches closer, the Dallas players have started to discuss the limited weaknesses in Brady’s game, but this should be a non-story.

The Cowboys aren’t throwing shade at Brady by pointing out his weaknesses; everyone has known about these for 21 years now. Feigning outrage over a very true statement is a waste of time and emotion.

Tom Brady’s arm may still be just as strong as when he was a young man, if not more so now, but his legs have never been a featured part of his game. The GOAT is far more athletic than most people would expect, but he is far from a legitimate threat running the football or outside of the pocket, especially in the modern era.

Saying that Brady is “not too mobile” is about as obvious as stating the Bucs are better at throwing the football than running it. Everyone with eyes can see it, and jumping on a rookie for a very straightforward answer is not the correct reaction.

Brady is older, and he has NEVER been mobile at any point in his career. This is an extremely fair assessment of Brady and his weaknesses, and if that is the only one at 44, that’s not a bad problem to deal with.

Regardless, this is all old news. Tom Brady doesn’t need this to find fire on game day; he lives with it.

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