This Tom Brady stat defies logic given Buccaneers season so far

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Given everything that is going wrong for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers so far in 2022, this Tom Brady stat defies logic. At the very least, it can maybe provide a small glimmer of hope for the Buccaneers and their fans.

We don’t need to dwell on everything that has gone sideways so far for the 2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team currently sitting tied for second place and game back in the NFC SOUTH of all divisions, behind the Atlanta Falcons of all teams, and one game behind the final Wild Card spot of the NFC of all conferences. Given the expectations coming into the season for the Buccaneers, this all is, shall we say, “surprising” to put it lightly. Oh, and this 3-5 football team has Tom Brady as its quarterback. Just the cherry on top of this muddy Sunday sundae.

Of course, Brady is still the GOAT, and with that comes remarkable things, this stat maybe being the most remarkable, at the start of this season from hell at least.

Are you back? Good. Yes, it’s true. Brady leads the NFL in passing yards with 2,267. He also poses the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in the league with his nine touchdowns to only one interception. That’s right, Brady has only thrown one interception. His one interception is also the lowest among starting quarterbacks for what it’s worth.

The lack of interceptions is kind of amazing considering he also leads the NFL in passing attempts with 340, which is interesting for this fanbase that complains of running the ball too much.

Obviously, this isn’t completely black and white. For starters, a handful of teams have had their bye week already, with the Buccaneers not having theirs until week eleven. Also, the Bucs do have to throw the ball more due to falling behind, and more pass attempts should equal more opportunities for more yards. While that is true, a counterpoint could be that Brady also averages 6.7 yards per passing attempt, which ranks 22nd among NFL starting quarterbacks.

That all being said, given everything Tom Brady has going on off the field, and how bumpy of a ride this 2022 season has been for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this is all a lot to take in, and surely has some brains in pretzels. It also maybe, just maybe, can provide some hope for this fanbase, because at the end of the day, he is still the greatest of all time, and he is their quarterback. There is still a lot of pigskin to be played.