The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just over 24 hours away from beginning their Super Bowl title defense against the Dallas Cowboys. But some of the Bucs coaches are especially high on quarterback Tom Brady as the team begins the season.
On Wednesday’s edition of ESPN’s Get Up, NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck revealed what he’s heard from Brady’s coaches. Namely, that the 44-year-old Brady could be in line for a career-year in 2021.
“There is a feeling from [Tampa Bay’s coaches] that Brady could have a career year,” Hasselbeck said. He found no disagreement from his fellow analysts after breaking down the numbers.
NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky suggested that Brady could go 17-0 and break Peyton Manning’s record for single-season touchdowns. He suggested that breaking the record of 55 touchdowns in a season is a possibilty.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) September 8, 2021
Tom Brady has put up some incredible regular season numbers during his 21 NFL seasons.
In 2007, he set career highs by completing 69-percent of his passes and scoring 50 touchdowns. Four years later, he had his first – and so far only – 5,000-yard season by throwing for 5,235 yards.
In 2016, Brady threw just two interceptions on 432 passing attempts – the lowest interception rate of his career.
Suffice it to say, breaking any of Brady’s personal records would be a tough ask. But with 17 games now to do it, it’s certainly more possible now.
Will Tom Brady go for a career-high in any particular category this year?