There’s very little room to debate the idea that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is the best QB to ever play the game.
Many can even make the argument he’s the greatest player to play the game, as well.
But even legends have their weaknesses.
And Tom Brady isn’t afraid of his flaws – he takes them head-on with both relentless determination and hilarious self-deprecation, as you can see below:
This is great. pic.twitter.com/KDM7kjTGO0— Evan Winter (@evan_winterAtoZ) December 8, 2022
“Any sport I was really good at,” Brady told reporters Thursday. “I’m good at ping point, I’m good at darts. I just can’t run, and I can’t jump. So running and jumping are a problem. So I always tried to work hard at those things. I put the dot drills down because those would help me move my feet faster. That really helped me, I think, get into college, and then I kept working at it and I still work it.
“… I can’t afford to be 80% of my quickness, because that’s really slow. I’ve got to be 100% of my slowness, which gives me at least a fighting chance.”
Brady is the polar opposite of Michael Vick, Randall Cunningham, Steve Young, and the other famous quarterbacks who were excellent runners, but he can certainly get a needed yard in a crucial situation.
According to a report from NFL Operations, Brady has added almost 140 cumulative EPA via QB sneaks throughout his career. It equates that stat to “roughly an extra touchdown each season for Brady-led teams from sneak attempts alone”.
Brady also converted 82% of his sneaks before coming to the Buccaneers in 2020, per the Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group.
So, in actuality, Brady found a way to turn his biggest weakness into a strength. Once again, he gets the last laugh.
Damn, he’s good.
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