How will Tom Brady fair out in Tampa Bay?


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Kevin Schaeffer, Sports Editor

Tom Brady is regarded by many as the greatest Quarterback of all time. He has spent his entire 20-year career in Foxborough as a New England Patriot. And quite a career it has been. In that time Brady has won 6 Super Bowls, 4 Super Bowl MVPs, and 3 League MVPs. He has also been selected to the Pro Bowl 14 times. These accomplishments alone are enough to garner a Hall of Fame selection, but he also has the stats to back them up.

Brady is second on the all-time passing yards list just 3k behind Drew Brees, he also sits in second place in passing touchdowns just 6 behind Brees, and he sits in the top 5 in passer rating all time. Not only is he a standout statistically, he wins games. He is the winningest Quarterback in NFL history with 219 wins including 36 (second all-time) fourth quarter comebacks. Even more important he wins the big games; Brady has won 30 playoff games setting the pace and is 14 ahead of his nearest challenger. All in all, you could say Tom Brady has had an illustrious career.

However, many of his detractors say that he is a “system quarterback” and that without Bill Belichick he would never have started an NFL game let alone play and win the way he did. I personally say if you were to replace him with Alex Smith you would get the same results but I’m a biased Jets fan and I’m tired of the torment.

As you know Brady will be playing in a new uniform next year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Many, including myself, believe he made the decision to leave New England to prove that it’s not just the system but that he truly is the greatest of all time.

We will see how he finishes his career in Tampa, as for me I’m not optimistic about the outcome.