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current status: On roster
#12 QB | 6'4", 225 lbs. | New England
Birth Date:August 3, 1977 (36 years old) Place of Birth:San Mateo, CA Hometown:San Mateo, CA College:Michigan
Drafted:Drafted by New England in 2000 (6/199).
Drafted:Drafted by New England in 2000 (6/199).
63/91, 715 yds, 5 TDs in last 2 gp
63/91, 715 yds, 5 TDs in last 2 gp
|Assets:||The definition of an elite quarterback: a leader, a winner, and a clutch player. Always well-prepared, has great vision of the field, and unequalled timing. Throws an effortless deep ball. Mobile enough to evade sacks. Never gives up.|
|Flaws:||Sometimes depends a little too much on his O-line blocking, and can get off his game when opponents consistently pressure the pocket. Will sometimes get a little predictable favoring his go-to receivers.|
|Career Potential:||Perennial MVP candidate / eventual Hall of Famer.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NFL||Super Bowl||2004 (XXXIX - New England), 2003 (XXXVIll - New England), 2001 (XXXVI - New England)|
|NFL||Super Bowl MVP||2003, 2001|
|NFL||Most Valuable Player||2010, 2007|
|NFL||Bert Bell Trophy||2007|
|NFL||Offensive Player of the Year||2010, 2007|
|NFL||Comeback Player of the Year||2009|
|NFL||Named to play in Pro Bowl||2012 (did not play - injured), 2011 (did not play - Super Bowl participant), 2010 (did not play - injured), 2009 (did not play - injured), 2007 (did not play - injured), 2005 (did not play - injured), 2004, 2001|
Movements & Injuries
|2/25/2013||Signed by the New England Patriots to a three-year contract extension.|
|1/23/2013||Fined $10,000 by the NFL.|
|9/10/2010||Signed by the New England Patriots to a four-year contract extension.|
|9/08/2008||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|5/07/2005||Signed by the New England Patriots to a six-year contract extension.|
|8/28/2002||Signed by the New England Patriots to a contract extension.|
|4/15/2000||Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round (199th overall) in 2000.|
Brady leads Pats to overtime win over Denver | 11/25/2013 12:49 AM
NewsTom Brady completed 34-of-50 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 12 overtime win over the Broncos.
ImpactBrady was able to bounce back from a costly first quarter fumble and threw all three of his touchdowns in the second half. He took advantage of the Broncos injured secondary and spread the ball around effectively, completing at least one pass to six different receivers. Despite playing in windy conditions, Brady still managed to have one of his best games of the season and led the Patriots to 24 unanswered second-half points. New England won the game on a punt that hit CB Tony Carter's leg with three minutes remaining in overtime. Brady is averaging 357 yards with eight touchdowns and just one interception over his last three games and will remain a QB1 in Week 13 against the Texans.
Broncos defense stymieing opposing QBs | 11/22/2013 5:18 PM
NewsThe Broncos' defense has limited opposing quarterbacks to a combined 60-of-113 passing (53.1 percent) for 628 yards (5.56 YPA) and a 4:4 TD-to-INT ratio with ten sacks over Denver's last three games.
Silva's Week 12 Matchups
ImpactThey've faced San Diego, Washington, and Kansas City over that stretch. With Von Miller heating up, the Broncos are quietly playing stout pass defense. Sunday night's matchup is far from a cakewalk for Tom Brady, though the game's shootout potential may buoy his fantasy production on Sunday Night Football. For more statistics and game observations like this, click the link below to read Evan Silva's Week 12 Matchups column.
Tom Brady efficient in MNF loss to Panthers | 11/19/2013 12:09 AM
NewsTom Brady completed 29-of-40 passes for 296 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Monday night's Week 11 loss to the Panthers.
ImpactBrady was extremely efficient for much of the night before the final drive. At one point, he completed 13 consecutive passes. Most were high-percentage throws, but Brady sprinkled in a seam route to Rob Gronkowski and two deep slants to Kenbrell Thompkins. Brady was mostly working it to Shane Vereen, who led the team in receiving, and Danny Amendola in the short game. When he wanted to test the outside, Brady picked on rookie corner Melvin White. With his full assortment of weapons back healthy, Brady is back as a QB1. The Broncos are up next for the 7-3 Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 12.
Tom Brady practicing in full for Week 11 | 11/14/2013 7:59 PM
NewsTom Brady (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 11.
ImpactBrady's been banged up this season, but should be as healthy as he's been since Week 1 coming off the Patriots' bye week. Brady carved up the Steelers in Week 9, indicating that he might be "back" for fantasy purposes, but has an imposing matchup in the Panthers' potentially league-best defense.
Brady in vintage form with 432 yards, 4 TDs | 11/03/2013 7:57 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 23-of-33 passes for 432 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 55-31 Week 9 win over the Steelers.
ImpactEight games of frustration were unleashed on the poor Steelers. With Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and Stevan Ridley all healthy and clicking together for the first time all season, Brady flashed 2007 form. After the Week 10 bye, he'll get special passing specialist Shane Vereen back as well. There's no reason to overreact and put Brady back among the top-five fantasy quarterbacks, but he's re-entrenched as a solid QB1.
Tom Brady (shoulder) was limited on Thursday | 11/01/2013 9:49 AM
NewsUpdating a previous item, Tom Brady (shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice.
Jeff Howe on Twitter
ImpactBrady was previously listed as practicing in full. Regardless, he's not in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Steelers. Brady is Rotoworld's No. 11 quarterback for Week 9.
Tom Brady practicing in full for Week 9 | 10/31/2013 4:27 PM
NewsTom Brady (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 9.
ImpactIt's amusing that Brady's swollen hand isn't listed alongside his shoulder, but so is life for a team that's never taken the league's mandated injury report seriously. Brady is a borderline QB1 for Week 9.
Tom Brady listed as probable | 10/25/2013 3:53 PM
NewsTom Brady (shoulder) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 8 against Miami.
ImpactBrady is all systems go to face the Fins, and he'll have Rob Gronkowski back at 100 percent with Danny Amendola (concussion) probably also returning.
Brady limited Thursday by shoulder 'injury' | 10/24/2013 4:17 PM
NewsTom Brady was added to the Patriots' injury report Thursday, getting in a limited session with a right (throwing) shoulder issue.
Shalise Manza Young on Twitter
ImpactIt's the means by which New England has limited Brady's practice reps countless times in the past, and is no cause for alarm. Brady will almost certainly be listed as "probable" on Friday's injury report, and be ready to rock against the Dolphins. His status will be updated Friday.
Tom Brady comes up with late heroics | 10/13/2013 8:28 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 25-of-43 passes for 269 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Saints.
ImpactIt was a struggle once again for Brady as Rob Gronkowski (forearm) was inactive and Danny Amendola (head) left early. He did overthrow Amendola on what would have been an 83-yard touchdown via busted coverage, but for the most part was haunted by drops until Kenbrell Thompkins stepped up late with a game-winning grab. Brady now has just eight touchdowns through six games and is averaging a mediocre 246.6 yards per game. He'll be a low-end QB1 against the Jets in Week 7.
TB held without TD for first time in 52 games | 10/06/2013 4:12 PM
NewsTom Brady completed just 18-of-38 passes for 197 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in New England's Week 5 loss to the Bengals.
ImpactIt was the first time in 52 games Brady was held without a touchdown. Tormented early by the Bengals' ferocious pass rush, Brady was done in late by a driving rainstorm, and mistakes from his young pass catchers. Throughout, Brady wasn't throwing a crisp ball, though he was hurt by drops and the Patriots' shaky running game. It just wasn't a good game, though the good news is, Danny Amendola appeared to be near 100 percent. He escaped without further injury. The Pats get the Saints' rejuvenated defense in Week 6.
Brady leads Patriots to fourth straight win | 09/30/2013 12:13 AM
NewsTom Brady completed 20-0f-31 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's 30-23 win over the Falcons.
ImpactBrady continued to show an improved rapport with rookie Kenbrell Thompkins and spread the ball around efficiently, completing passes to eight different receivers. He threw a one-yard touchdown to Matthew Mulligan in the first half, and connected with Thompkins from 19 yards out in the fourth quarter. Playing without Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola, Brady is still on pace for 4,056 yards, 28 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He'll be a QB1 option once again in next week's game against the Bengals.
Brady totals 225 yards, 2 TDs vs. Tampa Bay | 09/22/2013 4:05 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 25-of-36 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in New England's 23-3 Week 3 win over the Bucs.
ImpactBrady and the Pats came out of the gates slow, giving Tampa a chance to build a big early lead. The Bucs didn't take advantage, however, and New England seized control of the game midway through the second quarter, never looking back. Brady missed an unusual number of throws today - particularly low - but showed a noticeably improved rapport with rookies Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson. With Rob Gronkowski looking likely to return in Week 4, the worst should be behind Brady and his fantasy owners. The beat up Falcons are on deck for Week 4.
Tom Brady musters only 185 yards in ugly win | 09/12/2013 11:57 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 19-of-39 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown in New England's 13-10 Week 2 win over the Jets.
ImpactBrady and the Pats didn't win so much as survive. Things started off easy as Brady capped New England's opening drive with a 39-yard touchdown to a wide-open Aaron Dobson, getting the Jets' entire defense to bite on a play fake. The sides were mired in stalemate thereafter, however, as Brady found himself with absolutely no one to throw to. With Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins both playing mind-numbingly bad football, Brady was forced to target slot maven Julian Edelman an absurd 18 times (he caught 13 passes for 78 yards). Brady's lack of viable targets in the passing game without Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski cannot be overstated. If at least one isn't back for New England's Week 3 tilt with the Bucs, it will be hard to sell Brady as a QB1.
Brady throws for two scores in narrow victory | 09/08/2013 4:17 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 29-of-52 passes for 288 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in New England's 23-21 Week 1 win over the Bills.
ImpactThe shaky stat-line was largely out of Brady's control, as the Bills' pass rush generated consistent pressure, while Brady received no help from his rookie pass catchers. Starting RB Stevan Ridley was benched after fumbling away the ball for a Bills' touchdown in the second quarter. Brady did get a bit jumpy as the Bills ratcheted up the pressure, but his pick came on a tipped ball off TE Zach Sudfeld's fingers, while Kenbrell Thompkins failed to corral a number of catchable passes. It was only after Brady locked onto Danny Amendola that he got into any sort of rhythm. Brady's young playmakers could make for a slow start, but despite the rough afternoon, there was still nothing to suggest Brady won't remain an upper-echelon QB1.
Brady, Pats O struggle vs. ferocious Lions DL | 08/22/2013 10:27 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 16-of-24 passes for 185 yards and an interception in the Patriots' third preseason game.
ImpactNew England's offense struggled to function versus Detroit's first-team defense due to protection woes. The Lions' front four was ferocious and will cause plenty of teams problems this year. Brady has still been extremely sharp in August. Through three preseason games, he's completed 34-of-44 throws (77.3 percent) for 357 yards (8.11 YPA), two touchdowns, and the interception.
Tom Brady's preseason completion rate: 90% | 08/16/2013 8:45 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 11-of-12 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in Friday night's preseason game versus Tampa Bay.
ImpactBrady was a zoned-in magician for the second straight week, showing pinpoint ball placement and noticeably sharp accuracy on intermediate throws. He hit Danny Amendola for a 26-yard touchdown dart and put the Patriots up 8-0 on a jump-ball connection with TE Zach Sudfeld for two points in double coverage. We've said it before, but Brady looks like he's on an absolute mission this year. Through two preseason games, he's completed 18-of-20 throws (90 percent) for 172 yards (8.6 YPA), two touchdowns, no picks, and the two-point conversion.
Tom Brady pick free in joint practices | 08/16/2013 12:01 PM
NewsTom Brady didn't throw a single interception among 186 pass attempts during four joint-team practices versus the Bucs and Eagles.
Jeff Howe on Twitter
ImpactThe joint practices were spread over the last two weeks. This statistic, via the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, includes 11-on-11, 7-on-7, and 1-on-1 work. Brady has looked like a man on a mission both in preseason and camp practices.
Tom Brady in no way limited at practice | 08/15/2013 7:05 PM
NewsESPN's Ed Werder reports Tom Brady (knee) was in no way limited during Thursday's joint practice against the Bucs, and performed exceptionally on the field.
ImpactA source told Werder Brady only suffered a "bruise, the result of being kicked." He spun the football with his usual pinpoint accuracy and reportedly appeared no worse for wear. Select Brady as you normally would in fantasy drafts.
Tom Brady (left knee) at practice Thursday | 08/15/2013 2:01 PM
NewsTom Brady (left knee) is present at Thursday's joint practice with the Bucs.
Field Yates on Twitter
ImpactBrady is sporting a brace on the knee he tweaked in Wednesday's practice, but he seems fine. His MRI came back negative, and there's a chance he'll play in Friday's preseason game against Tampa. This is a non-issue moving forward.
Report: Tom Brady expects to play on Friday | 08/15/2013 8:01 AM
NewsSources tell the NFL Network that Tom Brady (knee) expects to play in Friday's preseason game against the Bucs.
ImpactIt turns out that Brady just suffered a bruise on his left knee during Wednesday's joint practice. "He basically got kicked," a source told ESPN's Ed Werder. His MRI came back negative and he is tentatively expected to practice on Thursday. If Brady doesn't play on Friday night, it looks like it will just be precautionary. The Patriots have survived this scare.
Report: Brady likely to practice Thursday | 08/14/2013 7:12 PM
NewsESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Tom Brady (knee) will be re-examined Thursday, but is "likely to practice."
Adam Schefter on Twitter
ImpactIt means Brady might suit up for Friday's game against the Bucs after all. That would seem unwise, but Brady rarely passes up an opportunity to get reps. That's been particularly true this summer, with the Pats working in an entirely new corps of pass catchers.
Report: Brady day to day after negative MRI | 08/14/2013 6:12 PM
NewsESPN's Adam Schefter reports an MRI of Tom Brady's left knee came back negative, and he's considered day to day.
Adam Schefter on Twitter
ImpactThat deescalated quickly. USA Today reports Brady is dealing with a "minor sprain." Brady will almost certainly sit out Friday's game against the Bucs, but will likely be good to go for New England's regular season dress rehearsal against the Lions next Thursday. Nothing should be considered official until the Patriots make an announcement, but all appears to be well in Foxboro.
Report: Brady's knee injury isn't serious | 08/14/2013 5:59 PM
NewsA source tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that Tom Brady's left knee injury "(isn't) serious."
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
ImpactCBS Boston - which isn't a typical Rotoworld source - is reporting Brady has been diagnosed with a sprain, which could mean almost anything. Nevertheless, the emerging consensus appears to be that the Patriots have dodged a bullet. We might not get official word from the team until Thursday. For now, Brady should be considered highly unlikely to play in Friday's game against the Bucs.
Brady's teammates were 'real down' after hit | 08/14/2013 5:09 PM
NewsNFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Tom Brady's (knee) teammates were "real down" and "very scared" after he left Wednesday's practice.
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
ImpactIt's unclear if they were down/scared simply because Brady left, or if the injury actually appeared to be serious. It's worth remembering that Brady stayed in for a few plays after getting rolled up by LT Nate Solder, but that's not a foolproof sign he's avoided major injury. Patriots president Jonathan Kraft said he doesn't believe the injury is serious. Hold your breath, and stay tuned.
Brady leaves practice with left knee issue | 08/14/2013 3:29 PM
NewsTom Brady left Wednesday's joint practice with the Bucs after tweaking his left knee.
Mike Reiss on Twitter
ImpactPer the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud, Brady stayed in to complete a few passes after going down. Perhaps Brady will miss a practice or two, but it doesn't sound like it will be a major issue. Few players are more adept at playing through pain. The Pats are likely just being cautious.
Brady, Pats O surgical in preseason opener | 08/09/2013 8:16 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 7-of-8 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' preseason opener against the Eagles.
ImpactBrady -- and the entire New England offense -- was thoroughly surgical versus a mightily overmatched Philadelphia defense. Tom Terrific hit Kenbrell Thompkins for four quick strikes, piling up 23 yards, before threading a pinpoint fade pass over the top of Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks down the left sideline, good to Shane Vereen for a 13-yard score. Vereen lined up at split end on the play. New England's underrated O-Line manhandled Philly's front seven, and Brady lit up the second level. A near-perfect start for an offense some were ready to write off during the offseason. They're going to be just fine.
Brady shredding Eagles D in joint practices | 08/08/2013 12:05 PM
NewsTom Brady has "feasted" on Philadelphia's defense during Patriots-Eagles joint practices this week.
ImpactCSN Philly calls the Eagles' defense "fresh meat," as Brady has dominated with "several touchdowns" and "long stretches without an incompletion." Per Eagles (not Patriots) beat writer John Gonzalez, Brady's connection with Danny Amendola had "people talking after practice." Observed Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin, "[Brady] makes all of your mistakes show, basically. There's no room for error. He's putting the ball on the money each and every time."
Tom Brady's confidence at an all-time high | 05/20/2013 8:57 AM
NewsTom Brady says he's "have never had more confidence in how I am throwing the football."
ImpactBrady says he's cleaned up his mechanics with the help of QBs guru Tom House. "Over the years, I was a little inefficient and I learned how to get away with it," Brady said. "I've been working (on) what's called ground-force production ... Getting the power from the ground, which translates from the ground to your legs, to your hips, to the shoulder, and all the energy is going toward the target." Going on 36, Brady's arm strength isn't quite what it used to be, but it hasn't mattered as he's averaged 4,654 passing yards and a 36:8 TD:INT ratio over his past three seasons. He's locked in as a top-five fantasy QB.
Ryan Clark: Tom Brady 'sees ghosts' | 05/07/2013 12:45 PM
NewsSteelers S Ryan Clark said Tom Brady "sees ghosts" when his receivers get bumped and he's under pressure.
Report: Brady 'beyond enraged' at Welker deal | 03/13/2013 5:27 PM
NewsA source close to Tom Brady tells CSN New England he is "beyond enraged" at the Patriots letting Wes Welker for two years and $12 million, and feels it is a "disgrace" and a "disservice."
Tom Curran on Twitter
ImpactAs he should be. Brady didn't renegotiate his deal to free up $8.2 million in 2013 cap space so the Patriots could let his favorite target walk for less than what Brian Hartline is making. It's business as usual for the Pats, but Brady clearly thought his new deal would make for an exception with his slot machine. Brady has been "enraged" at Pats moves before, but the effects of this one could be long-lasting. New England's braintrust has some explaining to do.
Patriots owner: Tom Brady's deal 'real' | 03/04/2013 9:46 AM
NewsPatriots owner Robert Kraft insists Tom Brady's new five-year, $57 million contract is a "real deal" the sides aren't already planning to renegotiate down the line.
Tom Brady's 5-year deal worth $57 million | 02/26/2013 12:12 PM
NewsUpdating previous items, Tom Brady's new five-year contract is worth $57 million with $33 million fully guaranteed.
ImpactBrady will receive $30 million in signing bonus payments over the first three seasons. His base salaries in 2013 and 2014 are now $1 million and $2 million, respectively. The contract is essentially fully guaranteed through 2015, as in 2016 the money Brady is owed becomes guaranteed for injury only. It's possible that the Patriots could approach Brady about another restructure after that point. For now, they have the future Hall of Famer under control through 2017 at an incredibly team- and cap-friendly rate.
Tom Brady owed just $60M over 5 years | 02/25/2013 7:07 PM
NewsNFL Network's Albert Breer reports that Tom Brady will be owed just $60 million over the next five years.
Albert Breer on Twitter
ImpactThe entire deal is guaranteed, but Brady won't be pulling in Peyton Manning ($19.2M annually) or Drew Brees ($20M) money. He'll collect a pedestrian $12 million per year, and the contract is locked in. Brady, indeed, took a major pay cut regardless of what you might read elsewhere. He's just barely a top-ten quarterback in terms of 2013 pay and by 2015 will fall deep into the teens.
Pats sign Tom Brady to 3-year, $27M extension | 02/25/2013 5:24 PM
NewsPatriots signed QB Tom Brady to a three-year, $27 million extension through 2017.
ImpactPreviously signed through 2014, Brady is now under contract until age 40 and will likely retire a Patriot. As explained by SI's Peter King, Brady's deal will pay him "significantly less than the market will bear," in an effort to ensure the Patriots stay competitive throughout the contract's life. Brady received an immediate signing bonus of $3 million, but the new deal gives New England "massive cap relief" by reducing Brady's 2013 and 2014 salary cap numbers, freeing up $15 million over those two seasons. The Patriots should be active in free agency thanks to Brady. His 2013 cap number is now just $13.8 million.
Report: NFLPA won't push back free agency | 02/22/2013 11:09 AM
NewsTwo people "familiar with the union's thinking" tell the Washington Post the NFLPA is unlikely to approve a later start to free agency in future seasons.
ImpactThe NFL reportedly wants to move the Combine to March, free agency to April and the draft to May, but the NFLPA is understandably reluctant to let its players wallow without contracts for any longer than is necessary. According to a source, moving back free agency is "the part that strikes me as (having) no chance." Any alterations to the league calendar would require the NFLPA's approval.
NFL proposing changes to offseason calendar | 02/21/2013 11:16 PM
NewsThe NFL is proposing an overhaul to its offseason calendar, pushing back the Scouting Combine to early March, the start of free agency to early April and the draft to early May.
ImpactThe proposed plan needs to be approved by the NFL Players Association, but the league is reportedly aggressively pushing the changes. Under the proposal, every team would open training camp on the same day in the summer, making it the universal kickoff for football season. The new idea was conjured up in order to lengthen the offseason and have one major event each month, while creating a new revenue stream for the league.
Brady, Wilfork & Mankins taking up cap space | 02/07/2013 5:33 PM
NewsAccording to CSN New England, Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork and LG Logan Mankins will account for roughly 35 percent of the Patriots' salary cap in 2013.
CSN New England
ImpactBrady's cap hit is a whopping $21.8 million. Wilfork checks in at $10.6 million, and Mankins at $10 million. The Patriots' nine highest-paid players will count roughly $65.95 million against the cap. Beat writer Tom Curran believes restructures are "certainly a possibility and may already be afoot." However, the Pats were able to roll $5.6 million of cap space over from 2012, and aren't believed to be facing a particularly rough cap crunch. Extending Brady beyond 2014 would be a simple way to free up space, but far easier said than done.
Kraft: Tom Brady's future a 'dual decision' | 02/02/2013 1:45 PM
NewsPatriots owner Bob Kraft described Tom Brady's future with the team as a "dual decision."
CSN New England
Impact"I think he had a remarkable year this year and I think we look at each year as it happens," Kraft said when asked if he were concerned about the advanced age of Brady. "I'd love him to be here as long as he's productive and feels he wants to play." Brady, who turns 36 in August, is signed through 2014. He'll make $15 million in salary and bonuses the next two years and his cap hit is $21,800,000 each year. Without another deal, Brady will be a 38-year-old free agent after the 2014 season.
Tom Brady has entered his decline phase? | 01/28/2013 2:30 PM
NewsThe Providence Journal suggests that Tom Brady has entered his decline phase going on age 36.
ImpactThe only noticeable decline in games has been Brady's downfield passing ability, but there are stats that support this notion. Brady's 2012 completion rate was his lowest since 2006, and his YPA was his worst since 2008. In December, Brady completed only 58.5 percent with a 7.0 YPA and five interceptions. The Providence Journal suggests "reducing Brady's workload" -- lessening his pass attempts while leaning more on Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.
Brady, Pats fail to make back-to-back SBs | 01/20/2013 10:59 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 29-of-54 passes for 320 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in New England's AFC Championship Game loss to the Ravens.
ImpactBrady was hurt by drops, the absence of Rob Gronkowski and loss of CB Aqib Talib, but simply didn't play well enough to send New England to its sixth Super Bowl appearance of the Bill Belichick era. Harried by constant pressure, Brady had trouble hitting receivers in stride, and saw a number of balls batted at the line of scrimmage. The Patriots failed to score a single point after entering the break up 13-7. The loss was the first of Brady's career when he led at halftime at home. It doesn't take away from yet another monster regular season - 4,827 yards, 34 touchdowns and only eight turnovers - but leaves Brady just 3-3 in the playoffs since his 2008 ACL tear. Brady will remain a top-five fantasy QB during his age-36 season in 2013.
Brady surges past Montana in playoff wins | 01/13/2013 9:12 PM
NewsTom Brady completed 25-of-40 passes for 344 yards, three touchdowns, and a 115.0 passer rating in Sunday's Divisional round victory over the Texans.
ImpactNo Gronk, no Woodhead -- no problem. Brady leaned heavily on Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, and Shane Vereen to embarrass Wade Phillips' secondary for the second time in six weeks. Only Joe Montana (45) and Brett Favre (44) have more postseason touchdown passes than Brady, who also surged past Montana (16) for most career playoff wins. After showing hit-or-miss accuracy early on, Brady uncorked perfectly placed throws of 47 and 33 yards to Welker and Vereen, respectively, to put the Texans away in the second half. Advancing to the AFC Championship game, Brady draws the Ravens against whom he passed for 335 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 Week 3 thriller.
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Attempts||52||at Buf||Week 1||65|
|Completions||34||vs. Den||Week 12||36|
|Passing Yards||432||vs. Pit||Week 9||443|
|Passing TD||4||vs. Pit||Week 9||4|
|Most Inteceptions||1||8 times-last:at Hou||last: Week 13||2|
|Most Sacked||5||vs. NO||Week 6||4|
|Carries||5||2 times-last:at Atl||last:Week 4||4|
|Rushing Yards||16||vs. NO||Week 6||11|
|Rushing TD||0||12 times-last:at Hou||last:Week 13||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Completions||401||2 times-last: 2012 (NE)|
|Pct (Comp/Att)||68.9||2007 (NE)|
|Passing Yards||5235||2011 (NE)|
|Passing TD||50||2007 (NE)|
|Passing Avg (Yds/Att)||8.6||2011 (NE)|
|QB Rating||117.2||2007 (NE)|
|Most Interceptions||14||3 times-last: 2005 (NE)|
|Most Sacked||41||2001 (NE)|
|Rushing Yards||110||2002 (NE)|
|Average (Yds/Carries)||3.3*||2005 (NE)|
|Rushing TD||4||2012 (NE)|