Tom Brady is the consensus pick for the greatest NFL player of all-time. Even if you don’t think he’s the best to ever do it, he at least belongs in every single GOAT conversation.
Certainly, no one would care consider Brady one of the “worst” quarterbacks to ever play the game. We’re talking about a seven-time Super Bowl champion (the most rings for any individual NFL players) and a guy who’s never suffered a losing season as a starter.
But Brady can be his own worst critic at times, and Friday’s press conference with reporters was no different. TB!2 and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to maintain their lead in the NFC South division when they host the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.
During the presser, Brady offered some rather harsh self-criticism that absolutely nobody will agree with, per Christian Gonzales of NFL Media:
“Football is a very humbling game for all of us. You can’t take anything for granted. There’s times when I walk in there and think I’m the worst quarterback to ever play and that’s just the way it is. You try to go out there the next day and do a better job and you get it back.
It’s just the way football goes…There’s a long season ahead for all of us and still a lot of football left to be played and hopefully our best is ahead of us.”
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Brady and the Buccaneers were widely expected to be among the top teams heading into the 2022 season. But since a perfect 2-0 start, Tampa Bay proceeded to lose six of their next nine games, including four losses to teams with losing records (the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns).
The 45-year-old Brady has done his part in trying to keep the Buccaneers in games, despite a lackluster offensive line and the league’s worst rushing offense (73.0 yards per game). The future Hall of Famer has completed 66.2 percent of his pass attempts for 3,051 yards and 14 touchdowns against only two interceptions.
The good news? Despite a disappointing 5-6 record, the Buccaneers are leading an awfully weak NFC South division. A win over New Orleans on Monday would all but eliminate the Saints’ hopes of winning the division, meaning the race would be down to the Bucs and Atlanta Falcons.
If Brady can regain his usual magical December form, perhaps he’ll stop with the “worst quarterback to ever play” mindset.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.