Former Patriots QB Tom Brady got destroyed after a career-worst performance against the Saints on Sunday night.
Football fans across the country were left disappointed and befuddled when the Sunday night matchup between the Buccaneers and Saints, which had all the makings of being the game of the Week 9 slate, turned into a rout before halftime. Not disappointed, though? Patriots fans.
In truly shocking fashion, New Orleans handed Tom Brady the worst loss of his esteemed career powered by a relentless showing from the defense and a nearly perfect performance under center from Drew Brees, who finished with two fewer incompletions (six) than he had passing touchdowns (four).
Brady, on the other hand, delivered arguably the worst performance of his career, which says a lot considering that he’s been in the NFL for over two decades. The debut of wideout Antonio Brown proved to fix nothing, as the Patriots legend finished 22-of-38 for 209 yards and zero touchdowns compared to three interceptions.
With seemingly the entire country tuned in, viewers tirelessly laid into Brady throughout the game. To start, we have a hilarious comparison to current Patriots QB Cam Newton, who has been lambasted at times by fans and media members even when it hasn’t been called for.
We see no lies. And that’s what’s coming out New England!
Imagine Newton and Co. being limited to a field goal at home against a defense that came into the fixture surrendering 28.1 points per game? Patriots media and the fan base would be calling for his job, so Brady deserves to wear every bit of this.
Next up, Saints star defensive end Cameron Jordan took to his own postgame presser to roast the three-time MVP. To avoid spoiling his savage quote, let’s just say that he took a shameless shot at Brady’s standing in the all-time quarterback rankings.
Jordan no doubt has a tendency to bite off more than he can chew at times, but it simply doesn’t get much better than this in terms of postgame roasts. While nobody actually doubts that Brady is the GOAT after one awful performance, the ruthlessness behind the five-time Pro Bowler’s remark is fair game.
And finally, we have Brady’s third interception, which came on a 4th and 7 with one minute remaining in the third quarter and Tampa trailing 31-0. To call this one of his worst throws ever is honestly generous, because it stood for everything they don’t teach at quarterback school: throwing a jump ball to the opposite side of the field off your back foot.
We get that Brady would’ve been sacked if he didn’t throw up that prayer and doing so technically put the Saints in worse field position. However, it was only a 20-yard difference and the pass didn’t have a chance at being completed. In normal circumstances, he would swallow his pride and take the sack.
The fact that he made a throw like that just speaks volumes to not only how lost he looked all night, but how desperate he was to make the scoreline look respectable before the fourth quarter game clock showed zeroes.
We obviously didn’t enjoy watching Brady implode in primetime, but perhaps the performance will convince folks to let the debate about who was more essential to the Patriots dynasty breathe a little bit.