Tom Brady’s Super Bowl performance: How it changed his stats
Like a fine wine, quarterback Tom Brady seems to only be getting better with age, proving as such by winning his record seventh Super Bowl at the ripe age of forty-three. But how exactly did Tom Brady’s stats change after his Super Bowl performance?
Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has slain some mighty giants in his day, just not the New York Giants, proving that his TB12 training method is worth it if you’re somebody who wishes to feel like twenty at the age of forty. Just look at the Tom Brady stats during Super Bowl LV, folks, as it proves that Brady indeed saved his best work of the 2020-2021 season for last.
Now, a seven-time champion, Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, who’s certain that he’ll return for the 2021-2022 season as expressed during the Super Bowl post-game, has the stats to earn him another big contract, if only for the short term. Just how strongly did Tom Brady’s stats change during his Super Bowl LV performance, though? Let’s dive into them!
Operation Shoeless Joe
In an offseason effort that Buccaneers called “Operation Shoeless Joe”, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, known by many fans as the “Suckaneers”, set their free agency sights on perhaps the biggest free agent of the last decade . . . Tom Brady.
Tom Brady, who had just wrapped up a nineteen year career with the New England Patriots, claiming multiple regular-season MVPs as well as six Super Bowl titles in the process, decided it was time for him & the franchise which drafted him in 2000 to split.
Brady, who had multiple suitors, opted to sign with Tampa Bay in March of 2020, convinced by their slew of impressive young receivers & elite offensive line. Brady even called on the aid of his former tight end and future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski to join the team, as well as Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown midway through the season.
The 2020-2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers were all the hype going into the regular season, and even without OTAs, a full training camp, or even a preseason, Brady led his Bucs team to a regular season record of 11-5, helping the franchise reach their first playoff bout since the 2007 season.
In his first season, Tom Brady piled up some impressive stats, including a franchise record-setting forty touchdowns, 4,633 passing yards, and a completion percentage of 65.7%. What’s even more impressive is that Tom Brady only rushed for six yards in the regular season . . . six yards.
With sometimes inconsistent play in this new & unfamiliar offense, Tom Brady did manage to find a way to take his team through the NFC playoffs, beating a few NFC powerhouses along the way such as the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. Brady threw for seven touchdowns on his way to the Super Bowl, saving his best game & stats for last.
Super Bowl LV
Of all the 2020-2021 Tom Brady stats, his best came during an epic & dominating Super Bowl LV performance, throwing for three touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Kansas City Chiefs.
As well, Tom Brady had a completion percentage of 72.4% while throwing for over 200-yards. Brady finished with an overall QBR of 81.8 and was only sacked a single time.
What these stats tell us is, while Brady was given plenty of help with an elite performance by his offensive line & receiving corps, the Kansas City defense just wasn’t up to par as it pertained to stopping the G.O.A.T. A weak performance by the Chiefs’ defensive line & pass-rushing gave Brady plenty of time in the pocket to read the defense and make the big plays, taking his season stats to an all time level.