QB Tom Brady - New England Patriots
|6-4, 210||Born: 8-3-1977||College: Michigan||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2000|
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General News (Mon Oct 15): became the first quarterback in NFL history to win 200 games, according to the NFLResearch Twitter account.
Week 7: at Chicago Bears
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Tom Brady's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs KC (24 / 35 / 340 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 2 / 1 rush)
Tom Brady needed to keep up in a shootout, and he did just that, playing well beyond one huge blemish that could have cost his team the win. There was a reasonable amount of time for him to throw, and the ground game was working very well, as one can surmise from the score. Brady actually targeted Josh Gordon more than any other receiver, and Gordon also played more snaps than any other receiver, signaling that the duo is ready to rock. They were off on a couple throws from a timing perspective, but also connected well on slant routes, and had a 37 yard P.I. call to the 1 yard line. Brady's lone passing touchdown was to Julian Edelman on a nicely lofted floating ball over coverage. Brady also scrambled for another touchdown, though it seemed to happen in slow motion given his speed. He should have been sacked on the play, but the rushing defender let up because he thought Brady threw the ball. The play may not have happened had Brady hit Edelman on an out route on the prior play, as Edelman could have scored. His bad play on the night was a costly fumble in his own territory that should have never happened. Brady ran around looking for an open receiver, but held on to the ball far far too long, allowing pass rushers to eventually get home and strip the ball. It was a play Brady himself said was terrible, as he should have thrown the ball away well beforehand. Beyond that, Brady carved up the Chiefs defense, especially in the 4th quarter, including the game winning drive. As expected, the offense continues to progress.
2018 Week 5 vs IND (34 / 44 / 341 / 3 / 2 pass, 3 / -1 / 1 rush)
It was a good day for the Pats and Tom Brady, as they stormed their way to a decisive victory. Brady integrated Julian Edelman right back into the mix, throwing his way 3 times on the first drive of the game. Though Edelman was rusty, it was clear his presence made a difference for Brady and the Pats. Brady's two big blemishes on the day were an overthrow of James White on a deep shot that White could have scored on, and an underthrow to Josh Gordon on the very next play. The interceptions weren't his fault, as they were both off drops by Chris Hogan and Gronk. His three touchdowns were fairly easy. One was to Cordarrelle Patterson on a 1 yard screen play. The second was to James White who was left open after a post route from the backfield. The third was a total deep ball prayer in the direction of Josh Gordon, who managed to snag it around two defenders. Pass protection was good, as was the run game, which aided Brady's cause. All in all, a good day for a guy who hit the 500 career touchdown mark.
2018 Week 4 vs MIA (23 / 35 / 274 / 3 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The score doesn't show it, but the Pats blowout of the Dolphins was due in large part to the run game and defense. Tom Brady played decently, but had several errant throws and decisions. This included a near interception in the red zone and a miss to Cordarrelle Patterson on a slant route from the goal line. Brady's first interception was a terrible deep throw to Phillip Dorsett who was smothered in coverage and one of the more questionable decisions he's made period. The second was a throw as he was getting drilled by a defender, which is more forgivable. On the plus side was his touchdown toss to James White, which was a nice deep floated ball between defenders as he was once again getting hit. His first touchdown was an easy one to Patterson, who was able to get open via a pick route from Josh Gordon. The second was more of a product of a great catch by Phillip Dorsett, who caught a pass while making a front flip in midair. Brady was aided by a run game firing much better than it did last week, and a defense that absolutely clamped down on the Dolphins. As Gordon gets further integrated and Edelman returns, Brady should continue to improve.
2018 Week 3 vs DET (14 / 26 / 133 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Talk about an ugly game. The Patriots were thoroughly outclassed for the second week in a row, and Tom Brady was no exception. A combination of awful defense, terrible playcalling, forcing a non-existent run game, weak passing game options, mediocre pass protection, and spotty QB play resulted in a game that should have been a bigger blowout. Despite being hampered by these things, Brady didn't light the world on fire. He missed open throws, including a surefire Rex Burkhead touchdown. His interception was an ugly one, floating a deep ball into double coverage when Phillip Dorsett was smothered in coverage. It was clear his 'weapons' were frustrating him, as the Lions simply double and triple teamed Gronk, giving him nowhere to go on most plays. The Pats were also dominated in time of possession in the first half due to a combo of three and outs on offense and sustained Lions drives on defense. The aforementioned playcalling was notable for Brady as well. Beyond one third quarter drive when the Pats look like themselves, it seemed the coaching staff was forcing the issue with Sony Michel, who had no run blocking and frankly, didn't look special at all. Better days should be ahead with Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon joining the fold on offense, but if the defense doesn't shape up, the Pats will have serious issues that could result in either shootouts or limited Brady throws, as we saw this week.
2018 Week 2 vs JAX (24 / 35 / 234 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
Unable to get anything going for most of the day, Brady and the Pats offense as a whole were sluggish and at times, manhandled by the Jaguars defensive unit. As a result, the Pats didn't even score a touchdown. The defense did no favors either, and the game was nearly over at halftime, with a 21-3 deficit and the Jags receiving the ball first in the second half. Brady was under pressure plenty during the game, and curiously missed Gronk on several 1 on 1 opportunities. Most of his passes were out fairly quickly, but as routes didn't fully develop on many plays, he was forced to throw short to James White often. Brady did have a fumble on a sack due to immediate pressure given up by L'Adrian Waddle, which absolutely killed momentum, as the Pats D had just intercepted a ball of their own. The run game was absolutely horrendous as well, getting no significant plays of note despite over 20 rushing attempts. All in all, it was a forgettable performance for the offense, defense, and coaching staff all together.
2018 Week 1 vs HOU (26 / 39 / 277 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Brady and the Pats offense came firing out of the gate, then slowed down a bit in the second half as the Texans defense found their legs. With an injury to Jeremy Hill, Sony Michel out, and the rest of the running game producing middling results, Brady was relied upon as usual to help carry the team despite a dearth of pass catchers. Only 13 of Brady's 39 attempts went to wide receivers, while 17 went to running backs. Unsurprisingly, his best connections were with Gronk, though Philip Dorsett played a surprisingly efficient chain mover role. Brady's first touchdown was a nice throw to Gronk placed just near the big tight end's back shoulder near the end zone on a deeper ball. Gronk was double covered, but naturally made the catch and scored anyways. The next two scores were fairly easy - one was to a wide open James White out of the backfield, and the other was to Dorsett on an out route. Brady did misfire several throws, including an easy touchdown toss to Rex Burkhead. All in all, though, he looked like the same old star for much of the game.
Latest NewsPatriots | Tom Brady accounts for two scores (Mon Oct 15, 12:32 AM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady went 24-of-35 for 340 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He added three carries for two yards and another score but committed a fumble. link to story Patriots | Tom Brady sets record in win (Thu Oct 4, 11:41 PM) - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady threw the 500th touchdown pass of his career and set an NFL record by throwing a touchdown to 71 different players for his career in a 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5. He completed 34 of his 44 pass attempts for 341 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. link to story
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