Over this past season, Tom Brady has played some of his best football of his whole Career. Although the team’s record and does not reflect his all of his hard work there is more to the game of football then one man’s effort. For someone who is 40 years old, Brady looks ageless in only throwing 2 interceptions this whole year while other Quarterbacks such as Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees have all thrown 2 or more interceptions. What is different in Brady’s case is that his number one receiver in Julian Edelman tore his ACL in a preseason game and all of these other quarterbacks have all of their Wide Receiver Cores intact.
Some other factors that make this season even more special are the fact that other options that Brady had last year like Malcolm Mitchell and Martellus Bennett are not available.Malcolm Mitchell is not available due to a knee injury and is expected to miss the whole season. Martellus Bennett, on the other hand, left the team for a more lucrative contract with the Green Bay Packers.
With these voids in the offense, the Patriots had to quickly adjust first by trading for Dwayne Allen from the Indianapolis Colts to replace Bennett. As far as Edelman and Mitchell the Patriots traded for Phillip Dorsett of the Indianapolis Colts and are now heavily relying on of Brandon Cooks, Chris Hogan, and Danny Amendola to make plays for them.
Tom Brady is no stranger to a situation like this in the 2013 season the Patriots were depleted of their Wide receivers. First with Wes Welker leaving the team to join the Denver Broncos for more money. Danny Woodhead had also left the team for a better deal with the San Diego Chargers. After that Brandon Lloyd asked the team to be released to take a year off from football which the Patriots allowed. After Aaron Hernandez was arrested for murder. Rob Gronkowski also played 6 games until being injured by Cleveland Browns safety T.J Ward. Even with all of these issues the Patriots finished the season 12-4 falling 16-26 against the Denver Broncos in the AFC championship. It seems as though no matter how bad the roster is Brady can just make anyone work well within the system.