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Tom Brady

36-Year-Old Quarterback – New England Patriots

2013 Pass/Rush Stats

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2014 Pass/Rush Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

The unavailability of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez predictably had a powerful negative effect on Brady's production in 2013, as he failed to reach the 30-touchdown plateau for the first time sin...

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In February of 2013, Brady signed a three-year contract extension with the Patriots that runs through the 2017 season.

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Brady completed 24-of-38 passes for 277 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship game. Brady also ran twice for seven yards, with a five-yard rushing TD.

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Tom Brady NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2007 29 16 398 578 68.9% 4806 50 8 8.3 - - - - - 37 98 2.6 2 - -
2008 30 1 7 11 63.6% 76 0 0 6.9 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - -
2009 31 16 371 565 65.7% 4398 28 13 7.8 43 12 - - - 29 44 1.5 1 - -
2010 32 NE 16 324 492 65.9% 3900 36 4 7.9 53 9 4 2 0 31 30 1.0 1 3 1
2011 33 NE 16 401 611 65.6% 5235 39 12 8.6 65 12 11 5 2 43 109 2.5 3 6 2
2012 34 NE 16 401 637 63.0% 4827 34 8 7.6 57 8 8 2 1 23 32 1.4 4 2 0
2013 35 NE 16 380 628 60.5% 4343 25 11 6.9 48 8 0 0 0 32 18 0.6 0 9 3
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tom Brady Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2007 29 16 25.9 25.9 25.9 117.2 300 8.7 1.4 - - - - 9 - -
2008 30 1 3.0 3.0 3.0 83.9 76 0.0 0.0 - - - - 0 - -
2009 31 16 18.6 18.6 18.6 96.2 275 5.0 2.3 - 78 29 10 6 6 4
2010 32 NE 16 19.3 19.3 19.3 111.0 244 7.3 0.8 25 89 8 5 9 8 5
2011 33 NE 16 24.6 24.6 24.6 105.6 327 6.4 2.0 32 98 47 22 21 14 8
2012 34 NE 16 22.3 22.3 22.3 98.7 302 5.3 1.3 27 91 47 16 6 5 4
2013 35 NE 16 17.2 17.2 17.2 87.3 271 4.0 1.8 40 80 36 14 3 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tom Brady – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2013

Tom Brady was on the field for 1122 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Tom Brady was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

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2012 1215 0
2013 1122 0

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Tom Brady 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Buf 91 0 29 52 55.8% 288 2 1 5.5 3 0 4 -4 -1.0 0 1 1 8 7 1 2 1 1
2 NYJ 65 0 19 39 48.7% 185 1 0 4.7 2 0 2 -2 -1.0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0
3 TB 74 0 25 36 69.4% 225 2 1 6.3 1 0 5 5 1.0 0 0 0 8 5 0 1 1 0
4 @Atl 66 0 20 31 64.5% 316 2 0 10.2 6 2 5 -2 -0.4 0 1 0 6 3 3 0 0 0
5 @Cin 63 0 18 38 47.4% 197 0 1 5.2 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
6 NO 86 0 25 43 58.1% 269 1 1 6.3 3 0 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0
7 @NYJ 75 0 22 46 47.8% 228 0 1 5.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia 66 0 13 22 59.1% 116 1 1 5.3 2 0 4 5 1.3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9 Pit 76 0 23 33 69.7% 432 4 0 13.1 6 2 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0 7 4 1 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Car 72 0 29 40 72.5% 296 1 1 7.4 3 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
12 Den 87 0 34 50 68.0% 344 3 0 6.9 2 1 2 0 0.0 0 2 1 9 3 0 0 0 0
13 @Hou 70 0 29 41 70.7% 371 2 1 9.0 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
14 Cle 83 0 32 52 61.5% 418 2 1 8.0 6 1 2 1 0.5 0 1 1 6 2 2 0 0 0
15 @Mia 81 0 34 55 61.8% 364 2 1 6.6 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 11 3 2 0 0 0
16 @Bal 67 0 14 26 53.8% 172 1 0 6.6 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
17 Buf 0 0 14 24 58.3% 122 1 1 5.1 0 0 4 -3 -0.8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Ind 0 0 13 25 52.0% 198 0 0 7.9 0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 24 38 63.2% 277 1 0 7.3 0 0 2 7 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tom Brady
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Tom Brady: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Brady (illness, right shoulder) was removed from the Patriots' injury report after practicing Thursday, the Boston Herald reports.

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Brady, who missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness, returned to work on Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.

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It remains to be see how the Patriots list his practice participation later Thursday, but at this point there is nothing to suggest that the quarterback is in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Brady was listed as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to illness, the Patriots' official site reports.

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The Patriots also note a right shoulder issue, but that's fairly standard for him these days. At this stage, there's little doubt that Brady will play Sunday against the Broncos, with a source telling ESPN.com Wednesday that Brady is "good and will be ready" this weekend for the AFC championship.
Though Brady (unspecified issue) was not present for the media access portion of practice Wednesday, he is "good and will be ready for Sunday," a source told ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.

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While coach Bill Belichick didn't comment on the nature of Brady's absence Wednesday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport suggests that that quarterback is simply feeling under the weather. Hopefully Wednesday's injury report will shed some added light on the situation, but there has been nothing to suggest that Brady's availability for Sunday's game against the Broncos is in any question.
Brady (unspecified issue) was not present for the media access portion of practice Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

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It remains to be seen if the quarterback takes the field later in the session, but there should be some clarification of his status once the Patriots release their first practice participation/injury report of the week later Wednesday.
Brady (shoulder) completed 13-of-25 passes for 198 yards in Saturday's 43-22 divisional round playoff win over the Colts.

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Brady (shoulder) and the Patriots figure to be dealing with rainy conditions during Saturday night's home playoff game against the Colts.

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On the plus side, the temperature in Foxboro Saturday night is projected to be in the low 50's, but rain is in the forecast, as well as wind. While Brady does have ample experience handling less-than-optimal weather conditions, it wouldn't surprise us to see the Patriots employ a run-heavy approach Saturday night in potentially slick/soggy conditions.

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2013

Don't look now, but we actually saw a minor dip in efficiency from Brady in 2012. The All-World quarterback posted a career-high in passing attempts with 637, yet still checked in nearly 400 yards below his 2011 passing total. That’s because of a "sub-par" 7.6 YPA – Brady's worst mark in a full season since 2006. Could it be that Brady is slowing down heading into his age 36 season? Not so fast. Quarterbacks have historically been able to sustain a very high level of play well into their 30s, and there's no reason to think Brady would break down earlier than past quarterbacks. It’s probable you'll see Brady's efficiency increase, perhaps substantially, but he's still going to air the ball out plenty with Josh McDaniels calling the plays. The loss of Wes Welker obviously doesn't help Brady, but it probably won't hurt as much as one might think. Newly signed Danny Amendola can play the slot and has more long speed than Welker, while Rob Gronkowski – when healthy – is an effective target in the middle of the field and end zone. Moreover, great quarterbacks like Brady tend to make ordinary receivers better, so don't be surprised if one of the team's rookies or second-tier signees like Donald Jones plays better than expected.  Finally, aside from Drew Brees, no one attempts more passes from in close than Brady – 91 from inside the red zone and 47 from inside the 10. That alone gives him a high floor for touchdowns.

2012

Brady didn’t throw 50 touchdown passes in 2011, but his year was arguably just as good as his historic 2007 season. His total of 5,235 passing yards was 429 more than his 2007 number (4,806 yards), and his 39 touchdowns from 2011 were a mammoth total in their own right. He even added a career-high three rushing touchdowns last year. Heading into 2012, there’s no reason to expect Brady to slow down. The entirely unstoppable tight-end duo of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez returns after combining for 2,237 yards and 24 touchdowns through the air, and wideout Wes Welker is back after catching 122 passes and posting career highs in yardage (1,569) and touchdowns (nine.) In fact, the arrival of free-agent wide receiver Brandon Lloyd could even make things easier for Brady, as Lloyd provides the Patriots with the acrobatic downfield playmaker the offense mostly lacked in 2011. It was just two years ago when Lloyd totaled 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns for offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in Denver, so he could be a big hit as he often faces single coverage in New England.

2011

The league’s reigning MVP returns off an ungodly 36:4 TD:INT ratio and 7.9 yards per attempt, despite losing his top downfield threat in Randy Moss and his go-to possession receiver Wes Welker playing most of the year at less than full health. Brady only threw for 3,900 yards thanks to a five-year low 492 pass attempts, something that could persist given the team’s running-back heavy draft. But with a touchdown percentage of 6.97 over the past three years, Brady’s scoring efficiency is unmatched league wide, so the TD strikes should be there regardless. While incremental chain movers Deion Branch and Welker are slated to start, the team traded for Chad Ochocinco, who should provide Brady with another solid weapon down field. Brady had offseason surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot, but he’s expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of the season.

2010

We figured he’d get 30-plus TDs last year, and he mildly disappointed with 28. This year, Wes Welker is a big question mark, and Randy Moss seems human now heading into what he says will be his final season in New England. Optimists look at Julian Edelman being Welker-like until Welker returns. At that point, he can bedevil teams as the third WR. The tight ends are a big question mark and are not likely to be the reliable weapons that Brady will need. Brady will have to pile up numbers now more with quantity than quality. Plus the weather can be tricky late in the year. Bottom line for Brady: his fantasy production will lack his true-ability as this is a transitional year for the Patriots offense with the sun setting on the Moss era and major questions surrounding Welker.

2009

You might as well just reprint last year’s write-up. The 50-TD amusement park ride wasn’t ever going to happen again. But pencil him in again for the 35 or so projected last year before disaster struck about seven minutes into the 2008 season. OC/QB coach Josh McDaniels is now heading the Broncos. Bill Belichick replaced McDaniels with Bill O’Brien, who was the WR coach last year and will serve only as QB coach in 2009 as Belichick takes a greater role in offensive strategy and play calling – just like he did in working with McDaniels when Charlie Weis left town in 2005. It’s wise to restate how other QBs have fared after magical seasons. Peyton Manning went from 49 TDs to 28. Dan Marino from 48 to 30 and then from 44 to 28. Kurt Warner averaged about two TDs in his 11 starts after his 41-TD season. So, 30-to-35 is the range, and we’ll go high side because the Patriots are clearly going to be a passing team. The team shockingly did not draft a back with all those picks and thus seem content to let Brady carry the offensive load, and why not? And don’t argue that Fred Taylor is a solution here, as he’s a situational runner now at best. Laurence Maroney has proven too unreliable to be a feature back. Kevin Faulk is a jack-of-all-trades, but functions best as a third-down back. QBs make the receivers, not vice versa. But Randy Moss is still capable of physically dominating defensive backs as the original freak at wide receiver. He alone takes Brady from the high-20s to mid-30s in terms of TD projections – not just for what he gets himself but for the opportunities he creates for others. If he were to get hurt, dial those projections back significantly. Put another way, if Matt Cassel could generate 21 TD passes in this offense as a total ingénue, imagine what Brady will do rebuilt and fully loaded in ‘09.

2008

We said last year that the Patriots approached their 2007 offseaon "as if their objective was to turn Tom Brady into a prolific fantasy QB." Of course, we didn’t see 50 TD passes in the forecast. It's best now to dial down the expectations near the "35, easy" that we expected last year should Randy Moss pan out. Still a very attractive number but not worthy of the early first-round pick he'll likely cost. And that's not a conservative projection considering how other QBs have fared after magical seasons. Peyton Manning went from 49 to 28; Kurt Warner from 41 to 21 (though he only played 11 games); Dan Marino went 48, 30, 44 and 28 in four straight years. Only Brett Favre stayed consistently well above 30 for multiple consecutive seasons. NFL teams collectively go to work to figure out a way to slow down an offensive juggernaut, building on small successes until a tipping point is reached, forcing the offensive team to make an adjustment. For the Patriots, the challenge is going to be to throw the ball more aggressively downfield. Brady was 25th in the NFL in throwing the ball 11-to-20 yards, just 18 percent of attempts and 15 percent of completions – average is 21 and 18.5 percent, respectively. He did throw 10.4 percent of passes over 20 yards – better than the league average of about seven percent – but you need time to do that, and pass protection was a problem in the postseason. And we know Moss is great, but 13 TD passes on 60 long passes is a ridiculous percentage that won't repeat itself unless the Patriots do a better job of attacking the second-level of the defense. Don't worry about the loss of Donte' Stallworth, who is solid, but not spectacular. He should be replaced by former second-round pick Chad Jackson who had size and good speed before tearing up his knee.

2007

The Patriots approached their offseason as if their objective was to make Brady a prolific fantasy QB. He was already seventh in passing yards and fourth in TD passes last year with Reche Caldwell as his primary weapon. Caldwell is now the fourth WR after the Pats acquired Randy Moss, Donte Stallworth and Wes Welker. Expect more three-WR formations, with Welker operating in the slot. Moss is the key to the Brady projection. If Moss performs at the Hall of Fame-level he displayed as a Viking, Brady goes from a 25-TD QB to 35, easy. If you think there’s only a 50 percent chance of Moss capturing near-peak form (and he ran a sub-4.4 40 this spring), then you must project close to 30 TD passes for Brady. If Moss implodes, 25 TDs is the floor. As usual Brady struggled with his accuracy last year, but it’s reasonable to think his shoulder troubles caused this because he threw only 16 percent of passes 11-to-20 yards, well below average and below what he attempted in 2005 (23 percent). And his rating on these throws was 62, near the bottom and well off from his 99 rating in 2005. He was also less efficient on deeper throws than in the past – he was always one of the better bomb throwers in football. The Pats threw 54 percent of the time in the first half of games, OK but nothing special. But it’s clear the Pats plan on deemphasizing the running game, as you must do in the NFL today with every rule change in recent history favoring the passing game. Brady always offers production near the end zone, throwing 15 TDs inside-the-10 last year. There’s no significant injury risk for Brady, either, as he was dumped just 26 times in 2006 and his shoulder has not been mentioned as an issue this offseason.

2006

The numbers say the Patriots don’t throw enough in the red zone. Last year, they were 16th in red-zone pass percentage, right at the NFL average of 46 percent. But New England was third behind only Washington and Seattle in percentage of attempts turned into TD passes (31 percent). It’s noteworthy that all of the high-percentage teams who converted attempts into scores finished at or below the NFL average in red-zone pass percentage. No doubt, purists will argue that there are diminishing returns with more red-zone pass attempts. So, why the high ranking? Well, Carson Palmer is too questionable heading into training camp. And there is good news in our numbers. The Patriots were eighth in first-down pass frequency and all the teams ahead of them had losing records. So, we know that Belichick is aggressive on first downs, where Brady averaged 8.1 per attempt. Critics will argue the Pats threw this much last year only because of their defensive struggles, but little was done to address those weaknesses in the offseason. Of course, there is a lot of evidence that Brady is really good. Given the Pats’ struggles for much of 2005, it’s surprising that Brady had just 24 attempts plus/minus seven points in the final quarter, where his QB rating was 114 (as if we don’t know he can play under pressure). Brady has always been streaky with the accuracy and, last year, 16.6 percent of his passes were poor throws. But his good timing in getting the ball to his receivers allowed New England to lead the NFL last year with 34 pass plays of more than 25 yards. Fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned about the loss of David Givens, as tight ends rule in New England. Last year, with two or more tight ends, Brady’s QB rating was 137 on 76 attempts (13 TDs). At the end of the day, Brady's consistency and penchant to rack up yards and deliver timely scores make him one of the safest picks out there.

2005

In real football, the debate is whether Manning, McNabb or Brady is the best quarterback in the league. In fantasy, however, Brady will have to settle for a spot in the top 10. Brady won’t drop any jaws with his arm strength or his scrambling ability, but he makes excellent decisions and seems to play better as the stakes get higher. In each of the last three seasons, Brady’s had 23-plus touchdowns and 3,600-plus yards, and in two of those seasons, he’s had 28 touchdowns. Brady hasn’t missed a game since he took over for Drew Bledsoe in 2001, and with his best receivers, Deion Branch and David Givens, back, things should be business as usual for the Patriots passing game. Brady’s big-game heroics were rewarded this offseason with a six-year, $60 million contract, which includes a $14.5 million signing bonus and a $12 million option bonus due next spring. While getting the big payday might affect the preparation and practice habits of some, it doesn’t worry us with Brady, who has essentially been a rock star since he won his first Super Bowl in 2002. Don’t expect Brady to lead the league in anything other than reliability, and that makes him one of the safest picks on the board.

2004

Brady is sure to be a good value in most drafts not held in New England. He has a very good receiving corps and is completely in synch with his offensive coordinator. Brady is just okay in terms of accuracy (15 percent of his throws last year were poor, which is about average), and he has a tendency to be streaky bad. His arm strength is also nothing special. But Brady processes information very quickly when the bullets are flying. The Patriots don't take a lot of chances, so big plays are rare. Look for the home run ball when New England is near midfield and when they have two tight ends on the field (thus providing maximum protection). Brady killed teams out of this look last year, averaging over 10 yards per attempt and a 108 passer rating, with seven TD passes on just 86 attempts (this is why the Pats spent another first-round pick on a TE). Brady is a good bet to repeat or exceed last season’s numbers as his young receivers (Deion Branch and David Givens) will only get better, and Corey Dillon's impact will likely be negligible, as running backs with that many carries coming off poor, injury-plagued years rarely recapture past glory.

2003

Looking to win a few bar bets? Ask your buddies who led the NFL in touchdown passes last year. Chances are your cronies won't recall it was Brady, with 28. Even with the pretty 2002 stats (which included 3,764 passing yards), Brady won't be a high pick in most leagues, mostly because he doesn't contribute much as a runner (153 yards, one touchdown in two years as a starter). Fantasy owners will also remember how Brady faded in the latter stages of both of the last two seasons. He didn't have a touchdown pass in three of his last seven starts last year, and he had just two scoring passes over the final five games of 2001. If New England can generate a reliable rushing game again this fall, Brady could easily slip to the 16 to 20 range for touchdown passes.