Did Tom Brady go and get old on us? Tom Brady is 37 years old and his stats have been in steady decline since 2011. Has age finally caught up to Tom Brady like it does to everyone eventually?
Tom Brady may be the best quarterback of his generation and has been compared to Joe Montana who I consider the best ever. Brady won three Super Bowls early in his career although there were questions of cheating involved because of Spygate.I have been a football fan since the mid 1970’s and Tom Brady and Joe Montana are the two best 4th quarter clutch quarterbacks I ever saw play.
The thing about Tom Brady is that for most of his career he didn’t really have much help on the offense. He seldom had top flight running backs or wide receivers but he still produced Hall of Fame numbers.
But nobody plays forever and Tom Brady is clearly on the decline with his completion percentage dropping below 60% through 3 games this year. Brady has not been below 60 since his rookie year in which he only threw 3 passes.
Tom Brady has made a career of elevating people to make them better and the Patriots a Super Bowl contender while he was there. Don’t get me wrong Tom Brady doesn’t suck he just isn’t a top 5 quarterback anymore. Really he may not be a top 15 quarterback these days.
Brady had a well known quote that he would retire when he started to suck. Being quite the perfectionist Tom Brady won’t keep playing much longer if his production keeps slipping.
The problem with Tom Brady is simply age is catching up to him as it does all of us. I wonder what his plans are for after football. I hope he becomes a commentator for some network covering the NFL.
I have to admit I want to see how Bill Belichick does full time without Tom Brady. He did well without him when Brady was hurt and Matt Cassel stepped in. But I always gave Brady more credit for the Patriots success than I did Bill Belichick.