Brady will be in his 23rd season in the NFL and 45 years old when the 2022 season starts.
The greatest of all time feels he still has what it takes to win games.
He retired for 40 days, only to come back for one more ride in Tampa.
However, at his age, doubters will question if he is still the best quarterback in the NFC.
I’m here to give the reasons he’s the best in the NFC today.
Brady Is Like A Fine Wine, Getting Better With Time
Brady had 5,316 passing yards in 2021, a career-high for him.
🐐 New career-high in passing yards
🐐 2nd career 5,000-yard passing season
🐐 League leader in completions, passing yards, passing TDs
What a season for Tom Brady. pic.twitter.com/JLniqDdZvs
— theScore (@theScore) January 10, 2022
He also had 43 touchdowns, which was his second highest number of touchdowns in his career.
Brady is getting fine with time, like that bottle of Merlot you see in stores.
There’s no slowing down the seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback.
He keeps his same routine and keeps studying game film to make improvements.
These things keep him in mental and physical shape for the NFL season.
Brady Faces Little Competition In The NFC
An overview of the NFC shows Brady doesn’t have much to worry about.
Only two quarterbacks were close to Brady in 2021.
First, there’s last year’s MVP Aaron Rodgers.
How that man won an MVP over Brady last year is beyond me.
How is Aaron Rodgers favored for over Tom Brady for MVP? Did I miss something? pic.twitter.com/gtJqD36aXm
— B. (@bbutts88) January 14, 2022
He had fewer passing yards (4,115) and fewer touchdowns (37) than Brady had in 2021.
He was also one and done in the NFL playoffs, choking yet again on the big stage.
Rodgers will also be without his core receiving group from his MVP season.
That takes him down the ladder in challenging Brady for the best quarterback in the NFC.
Now that only leaves us with Matthew Stafford.
He beat Brady twice last season on his way to a Super Bowl championship.
However, his passing numbers weren’t as good as Brady’s for 2021.
His 4,886 passing yards and 41 touchdowns put him slightly behind Brady.
Brady doesn’t make as many mistakes as Stafford does.
Stafford’s 17 interceptions were five more than the seven-time Super Bowl champion had in 2021.
So while he’s got the tools in Los Angeles to be great, he needs to learn from his mistakes if he wants to compete with Brady.
Brady Has The Best Overall Offense In The NFC
While receivers and running backs helped Brady in 2021, the biggest helper for him was their offensive line.
They only allowed 23 sacks on Brady in 2021, the best in all the NFL.
That protection helped him make plays down the field when needed.
Tampa Bay shows they are stacked on offense and have given their quarterback the tools he needs to dominate the NFC.
The combination of linemen and receivers makes things easy for Brady in 2022.
Other quarterbacks in the NFC wish they had this.
That’s why he is the undisputed best quarterback in the NFC and the NFL.
Rodgers and Stafford aren’t ready for what 2022 will bring them.