Patriots Quarterbacks Preview: Another Record-Setting Season Awaiting Tom Brady?

July 21, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Quarterbacks Preview: Another Record-Setting Season Awaiting Tom Brady?
" With Patriots training camp set to open on July 26, CBSBostonSports will break down the outlook for every position on the roster. Today’s breakdown is on the quarterbacks.

Position: Quarterbacks Major Players: Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett On The Bubble: N/A

Outlook

While his 50-touchdown season of 2007 received far more publicity, Tom Brady’s 2011 campaign was arguably just as good. Brady threw for 429 yards more last year than he did in ’07, needing just 33 more passing attempts to do so. Had it not been for Drew Brees’ 5,476 yards, Brady’s 2011 season would have set the mark for the most ever in a season. As it was, it was still good enough for second all time, with Brady becoming just the fourth player ever to surpass the 5,000-yard mark. In the playoffs, Brady threw 8 TDs last year, compared to 6 in ’07, and he threw for 141 more yards last year with just two more attempts.

While the 39 TDs and 12 INTs in the regular season weren’t exactly at the level of 50 TDs and 8 INTs, it was a remarkable season from Brady at the age of 34. And at 35, he should be even better "

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