Tom Brady is still playing some of the best football of his career. Looking at the stat sheet for the Buccaneers shows why this is the case.
It’s rare these days to find any Tom Brady stats that are truly shocking. The GOAT could fill an entire warehouse with accolades and records from his storied career. But even when it seems there are no more surprises, the future Hall of Famer finds a way to leave NFL fans in awe, in this case Chicago Bears fans especially.
The Bears’ all-time passing leader is Jay Cutler, which should be shocking enough for anyone who has ever seen Cutler play, especially given how old and historic the Bears franchise is in football. What makes it worse is the fact that if you to just take Brady’s throwing stats from after he turned 40, he would break Cutler’s franchise passing records.
Yes, you read that correctly. Since turning 40, Brady has accumulated 23,996 passing yards and 174 TDs, which would easily break Cutler’s records of 23,443 passing yards and 154 TDs.
Cutler also took over eight seasons to collect those stats during his prime while Brady took just five years.
Imagine if someone ever told you an immobile QB in his 40s would be averaging over 4,500 yards and 34 TDs per season. Absolutely crazy.
And, unfortunately for other QBs, Brady continues to perform and is still a top-five QB in the league. After a slow start to the season for Brady, he appears to be heating up as the offense has begun to throw the ball more.
The offensive improvement the past two games have also obviously been aided by the return of star wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Once Julio Jones is healthy and the offense is actually fighting at full force, Cutler may not be the only QB in trouble of getting embarrassed by the greatest to ever do it.
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