My Re-Evaluation of Tom Brady

Dylan HixonContributor IApril 9, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Tom Brady #12 of of the New England Patriots passes the ball in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After being completely insulted by a whole lot of Patriots fans for not being fair to Tom Brady and being accused of not knowing what I was talking about, I thought long and hard about what I said. I came to find out that I was almost completely wrong.

Since the 2001 season, the year after he come to the NFL, 'til the harsh end of his 2008 season he has completed over 60 percent of his passes, and he as completed over 250 passes between 2001 and 2007.

For the running part of the job he has picked up 533 yards rushing over his nine years playing in the NFL. He has a total of five rushing touchdowns.

Brady even had one punt for 36 yards.

Brady even lined up as a receiver once, during that single play he picked up 23 yards. With all the times he has had the ball and not throwing it he has only fumbled 65 times out of 277 attempts.

Out of those 65 times the patriots have recovered 15 so he really only lost the ball 50 times to the other team, but again that was over nine years.

Brady has started 111 games out of the 113 he has played in which is outstanding that he has not been injured before the 2008 season.Not to mention that he has he has one every postseason game he started in except three one of them being the loss to the New York Giants

Out of his 113 games played he has had a total of 197 touchdown passes, scoring 50 in the 2007 season alone. 

With these great accomplishments he was awarded these prestigious awards,

2001 NFL Super Bowl MVP

2003 NFL Super Bowl MVP



2007 NFL Newspaper Enter. Assoc. MVP

2007 NFL player of the year

2007 NFL offensive player of the year

He has also been on the first and Second all pro teams.

Though i still believe that he has had a great O-line the last few years, only giving up an average of 23 sacks a season. He might have just thrown the ball at the last second maybe making him one of the most contacted Quarterbacks in the league today. 

I also believe that if Brady didn't have Randy Moss to throw to he might not have as good of a record but still pretty good.

After taking in to consideration all that he has done I too have to agree that he is indeed of the leagues few elite Quarterbacks. I hope that if you feel like I did before that this changes your mind to where you see what Tom Brady is truly capable of doing with the talent he has.


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