Shannon Sharpe rips into Patriots QB Tom Brady ahead of the playoffs
Tom Brady certainly has his fair share of critics in the media, especially with his performance this season. One of his many consistent critics is Hall of Fame tight end and Undisputed’s Shannon Sharpe, who went on air to call out the New England Patriots’ quarterback.
"He has been inconsistent, erratic and he's not the reason they made the playoffs. The only playoff QB with a worse QBR than Tom Brady is Josh Allen."
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) January 2, 2020
Sharpe credits the Patriots’ defense as the reason for the team’s success. They’re number one in terms of yards allowed per game and points allowed per game. And Sharpe does bring up some very important points in regards to Tom Brady’s statistics during the regular season.
Brady ranked 27th in completion percentage (60.8 percent) which is behind Mitchell Trubisky, Mason Rudolph, and Kyle Allen. That’s also Brady’s same rank for yards per attempt (6.6), which is behind Kyle Allen and Gardner Minshew. He ranks 19th in QBR and the only playoff quarterback with a worse one is Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills.
Although some of Brady’s statistics are a lot less up to his pedigree than what’s expected, the 42-year-old quarterback still has plenty of good to go along with his stats. For one, he has a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 24 touchdowns to eight interceptions. And he’s passed for over 4,000 yards for the 10th time in his long career.
As much as the numbers that he puts together in the regular season aren’t necessarily up to par with what he’s known for, it’s the playoffs where he shines. Sharpe and many of the other critics of Brady will see if he continues his more down to earth performance against the Titans on Saturday night.