The Tom Brady revival is a fraud.
Do not buy in.
It is impossible to believe that Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback, could have his best season at 44. This fantasy is a fairytale.
Many want to create a false narrative about Brady, so they won't even bother to look at his impressive numbers to see the real story.
This season has been a great success for Brady, but against poor competition. This is where Brady has performed the best since he moved to Tampa Bay from New England.
Brady is a fat man who loves bad teams. Brady recorded 26 TDs in 2020 against teams below.500. He also had three interceptions. Brady completed passes at a rate of 68 percent.
Brady only had 14 touchdowns against teams finishing at.500 or higher. He also made just nine picks. His completion rate fell to 62.6 percent.
Take out the Chicago Bears (8-8, exactly.500) and Las Vegas Raiders (8-8), and Brady only managed nine TDs. He also had nine INTs. His completion rate was 60.5 percent.
This season, it has been the same.
This is not true, even if you think it's common for all quarterbacks. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a great example of this. A-Rodg recorded 18 touchdowns in 2020 against teams finishing.500 or higher, with four picks, and a 68 per cent completion rate.
It shows that Rodgers performed some of his finest work against elite teams in the league.
Brady's minions try to fake Mona Lisa and fudge the numbers to make Brady look good.
People who rant and rave about Brady's numbers also pooh-poohed Rodgers performance of four TD against the Detroit Lions Monday night.
They claimed that it wasn't a big deal and that Rodgers should not have destroyed the Lions. They don't want to give Rodgers credit because they took candy from a baby.
Brady should be treated the same. He's already faced two teams that are bad. The Atlanta Falcons, who were embarrassed last year, are now in midseason form. Brady defeated the Dallas Cowboys, another team that failed to make the playoffs in 2020.
Brady scored nine touchdowns against these two "also-rans" and only two picks.
Some have written that Brady will win the MVP. This is his best season yet. Some Brady fans in the media believe the Bucs will win the championship.
Enough is enough.
Brady will not have a free meal throughout the season. There is still a lot to do. Brady will eventually have to face both good defenses and teams. It all starts in Los Angeles, when the Bucs face the Rams.
Brady could be tempted to fight and eventually die.
Brady threw 40 touchdowns last season, but there's a reason why he was not selected by the Pro Bowl. Instead Rodgers, Seattle's Russell Wilson, and Arizona's Kyler Murray were selected as NFC Pro Bowl quarterbacks. Brady was not included in the list.
To be honest, Brady had a very poor season up until the last four games. Brady scored 12 touchdowns and interceptions against non-playoff opponents. In the last three games, he played twice against the Falcons.
Brady had already scored 28 touchdowns before the feasting portion of the final schedule.
In the two previous games, Brady had five touchdowns, four picks, and back-to-back defeats against good teams like the Kansas City Chiefs or the Rams.
Brady was again lucky in the NFC Championship Game. Brady threw three touchdowns and also had three picks. He completed only 56 percent his passes and had an QB rating of 73.8.
Are you sure Brady wasn't lucky? This was Brady's fourth attempt to throw three interceptions in a single elimination setting. His record in those games is however 3-1. The combined total of 20-123 quarterbacks with this dubious feat is also 2-1.
Brady completed 55 percent of his passes in the NFC playoffs. He had seven touchdowns and three intercepts.
The dust will eventually settle and Brady fans will realize that his numbers are not as good as they thought.