Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe Grade Tom Brady’s First Season With Bucs

Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe Grade Tom Brady’s First Season With Bucs

Tom Brady’s tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally can be remembered for whether or not or not he delivers a Tremendous Bowl title to the as soon as fledgling franchise.

Nonetheless, as he closes the e-book on his first common season with the Bucs, it’s laborious to not be impressed with the 43-year-old quarterback.

As such, Skip Bayless gave Brady an “A-minus” for his efficiency in the course of the 2020 marketing campaign.

“With no preseason, actually no OTAs besides digital, making an attempt to get to know his receivers in some Tampa Bay park, from which they bought booted due to corona, pandemic quarantine, after which there aren’t any preseason video games,” Bayless mentioned Tuesday on FS1’s “Undisputed,” highlighting the diploma of problem in Brady guiding Tampa Bay to an NFC wild-card berth. “He joined the Suckaneers, the worst franchise in all of sports activities historical past, profitable solely 30-odd p.c of its video games, a franchise that hasn’t been within the playoffs in 13 years. And he takes them to 11-5, their finest document in 15 years, and he does it with 40 landing passes, tied for second within the NFL, with 4,633 (passing) yards, which is third within the NFL, in an offense that this man, Shannon Sharpe, mentioned he won’t work in — its Bruce Arians, no threat it, no biscuit, bombs away offense.

“And guess what? Tom Brady led your complete league in air distance, so no person threw it farther than Tom Brady. And no person was extra profitable throwing it deep than Tom Brady. This man advised me, ‘He’s misplaced arm power. He’s declined. He’s misplaced his arm expertise.’ I see 43 occurring 23. I see the identical previous Tom Brady — the identical previous, nice, GOAT Tom Brady.”

.@RealSkipBayless provides Tom Brady a grade for his efficiency this season:

“I will with an A-. He goes to a workforce that hasn’t been to the playoffs in 13 years and takes them to 11-5, their finest document in 15 years.”

— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) January 5, 2021

Sharpe wasn’t as bullish on Brady’s season. Nonetheless, he, too, tipped his cap to the six-time Tremendous Bowl champion, handing out a “B” grade.

“I give him credit score. He put up higher numbers, he performed completely higher than I assumed he would,” Sharpe mentioned. “However I’m not going to get carried away with 40 landing passes, as a result of 30 got here in opposition to non-playoff groups. Tom Brady went 1-5 in opposition to groups which can be within the playoffs. He threw 10 touchdowns with 9 interceptions. He was 30 (touchdowns) and three (interceptions) in opposition to non-playoff groups.”

.@ShannonSharpe provides Brady a grade for his efficiency this season:

“I gave him a B. He put up massive numbers and performed higher than I assumed he would. However I am not going to get carried away with the 40 TDs, as a result of 30 of them got here in opposition to groups that are not within the playoffs.”

— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) January 5, 2021

Brady posted a 102.2 quarterback ranking and a 72.4 whole QBR, his highest marks since securing his third NFL MVP Award with the New England Patriots in 2017.

Positive, one might argue he picked on unhealthy competitors at instances this season. Nevertheless it’s clear he nonetheless has loads left within the tank, and Tampa Bay due to this fact shouldn’t be taking calmly within the postseason.

The Bucs open their playoff journey Saturday night time in opposition to the Washington Soccer Workforce, and rookie Chase Younger already provided up some additional bulletin-board materials.

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