On October 24, 2021, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady threw his 600th profession landing move. The ball went to large receiver Mike Evans, then a Bucs fan, then to Brady by way of profitable negotiation techniques.
The landing throw gave Tampa Bay a 20-0 lead over the visiting Chicago Bears, and Brady’s staff would go on to win, 38-3.
Since his 600th landing move, Brady has thrown 100 extra makes an attempt.
The second Brady accomplished his 600th scoring toss, he had accomplished seven of his ten (70 p.c) move makes an attempt that day, for 51-yards (5.1 yards per try) and two touchdowns.
After 600, Brady went on to finish 13 of his subsequent 26 passes (50 p.c) for 160-yards (6.2 yards per try) and two extra touchdowns, the completions went method down whereas the manufacturing stayed up.
Not the best completion share. However the manufacturing was strong.
Issues have modified a bit since then.
The next week, Brady practically matched his season-long interception whole with two towards the New Orleans Saints. In that sport, Brady was sacked thrice as nicely.
Throwing a number of interceptions whereas being sacked a number of instances in a single sport is one thing that’s occurred to Brady fewer than 30 instances in his 300-plus NFL begins. And it occurred amidst an 11 penalty day.
When it rains it pours.
After the bye week, Brady as soon as once more threw two interceptions, eclipsing the three he had thrown in Tampa Bay’s first seven video games, in simply the final two.
It was the primary time he’d thrown two interceptions within the first quarter as a Buccaneers quarterback, and in any respect for the reason that finish of the 2012 NFL Season.
For his profession, Brady has thrown two or extra interceptions in simply 15 p.c of his video games. This season, he’s performed so in 33 p.c of them.
It’s not all unhealthy after all, he’s the best quarterback to ever play the sport, in spite of everything.
Coming into that sport towards the Bears, Brady was finishing 68.5 p.c of his passes, and averaging 7.7 yards per try.
In his 100 passes since his 600th scoring toss, he’s accomplished 64 p.c has averaged 7.55 yards per try. Down, however not removed from the tempo he was on earlier than.
His landing charge is definitely as much as eight p.c from seven on the time of his historic move, however his interception charge can be up. From one p.c on the time to 4 p.c since.
On his present tempo, Brady would end the season finishing 440 of 668 passing makes an attempt for five,067 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions.
He would end second in franchise historical past in passing yards in a single season, surpassing himself at the moment (4,633 yards in 2020) and falling simply in need of Jameis Winston’s 5,109-yards in 2019.
The 50 landing passes would make him the primary Buccaneers quarterback to achieve the quantity, and set him above himself within the franchise file books.
19 interceptions within the season would tie him for ninth most with Trent Dilfer (1996) in franchise historical past. And since I do know somebody is questioning, Winston had simply the one season the place he threw 19 or extra interceptions because the Bucs’ beginning quarterback.
These are outcomes, nevertheless, and that is tempo. Tempo can change. It clearly has up to now 100 passes, and may change once more for the higher within the subsequent 100.
Both method, his particular person numbers aren’t unhealthy. It’s the shortage of whole offensive output (Bucs offense is averaging simply 23 factors per sport since Brady’s 600th landing move) and improve in turnovers from the quarterback place that give explanation for concern.
Even when they aren’t all his fault. A turnover hurts simply the identical.
Particularly while you issue within the Tampa Bay Buccaneers protection is surrendering proper round 25 factors per sport in the identical stretch.
For fantasy football fanatics, half of Brady’s landing passes since 600, have gone to Evans.