How Overrated is Tom Brady After Week 6?

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM

While many continue to gush over Tom Brady's recent game-winning touchdown pass, I'm less than impressed.

Despite the Patriots' 5-1 record, Brady has been anything but steller through the first six weeks of the season.

136 of 239 (56.9) for 1,480 yards, 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

These are not numbers to be impressed with and as much as the misinformed will be quick to dismiss the "stats" while they focus soley on the Patriots' 5-1 record, it's important to dig a bit deeper. The Patriots currently sport the 5th ranked scoring defense, allowing only 16.2 points per-game. It's not overly difficult to win football games when your defensive support shuts down the opposition -- especially when four of the five teams you've defeated account for a 6-16 win-loss record.

The Patriots most impressive game of the season came against the Saints.

Despite winning the game, Brady was anything but an elite performer -- going 25 of 43 for only 269 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception to post a 74.7 passer rating. Such underwhelming production is not unike that we've already seen from him in 2013.


  • Brady's 1,480 yards rank 16th in the NFL.
  • Brady's 8 touchdown passes rank 12th in the NFL.
  • Brady's 56.9 completion percentage ranks 27th in the NFL.
  • Brady's 5.29 A/N-YPA average ranks 23rd in the NFL.
  • Brady's 79.5 passer rating ranks 23rd in the NFL.
  • Brady's 52.7 QBR ranks 16th in the NFL.

The net result of such efforts accounts for a 0.0 QBS.

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