Detroit Lions: Was the NFL’s ranking of Matthew Stafford fair?
Number 1, Tom Brady
The New England Patriots are the epitome of NFL success and head coach, Bill Belichick, has established a dynasty with Tom Brady as the prince.
Brady’s legacy is controversial due to Spy-gate and Deflate-gate, but his personal success is undeniable. Similar to some other consistent players, the Patriots do help Brady ‘s numbers.
Brady was named the No. 1 player in the NFL’s poll, too. Like Wentz, his contributions cannot be explained away simply by citing his team’s success.
The Pat’s went 13-3, and fell short in their 8th Super Bowl bid. The image of him dropping a touchdown pass, turned into him bobbling a sixth Super Bowl trophy, is gif-tastic and often used.
Brady’s top 3 rank in almost every statistic is slightly diminished by what the team has given him. Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks both eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark; subsequently, Cooks has been traded to the Rams. Despite losses to the roster every year, the Patriots always seem to run and defend well.
Brady’s 4 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio are better than anyone, while his pass protection was below middle of the pack. Brady just keeps Brady-ing.
TD rank: 3rd (32)
INT rank: 3rd (8)
Comp. % rank: 2nd (66.3%)
Sacks taken rank: 6th (35)
Run game: 10th in NFL
Defense: 5th in scoring (18.5 pts/ gm)