Tom Brady is not only the greatest quarterback in NFL history, but he’s also one of the most competitive, talking trash whenever he can to whoever he can.
The Buccaneers quarterback is coming off one of his best seasons ever as a pro despite being 44 years old. He passed for 5,000 yards for the second time in his storied career and threw for 43 touchdowns (second most in his career).
He’s also fresh off a Wild Card victory against the Philadelphia Eagles where he threw for 2 touchdowns and played mistake-free, efficient football. The Bucs are gearing up for a rematch with the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round, and you can bet Brady will be all fired and up ready to go as he always is.
Win and advance.
First look at our matchup vs. the Bucs. ⤵️
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 20, 2022
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Tom Brady speaks up on controversial roughing the passer penalty
During the Buccaneers first drive of the game, Brady was hit late on a throw, and the referees threw a flag for roughing the passer. On second glance, however, it didn’t really look like there was any reason to throw the flag.
NFL fans and Brady haters alike immediately jumped on the Tampa Bay quarterback, talking about how he always receives these kind of calls and that referees are biased towards him.
— Gaba Ghoul (@GaetanoAlonzo) January 20, 2022
Tom Brady to the refs after the Roughing the Passer call pic.twitter.com/1NuP3G4iPf
— Devine Sports Gospel (@DevineGospel) January 16, 2022
Brady recently spoke about this ‘preferential treatment’ he receives on his ‘Let’s Go’ and completely dismissed the notion that he has privileges others quarterbacks don’t. However, he also did admit that he does get away with always giving the referees a hard time, being in their ears and chirping at them when a call doesn’t go his way.
.@PFF can you pull this stat? Unless it doesn’t favor me in which case forget this ever happened…
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) January 19, 2022
As for whether Brady actually does get preferential treatment, these stats should answer your question.
This is fascinating stuff to look at actual 😂.
Brady somehow got 0 roughing the passer penalties in 2019 lmao. Only 1 this season.
From 2010-2014 he only got 8 total.
— Pats Buzz (@PatsBuzz) January 19, 2022
We got you, @TomBrady
Most roughing the passer calls since 2010:
1 Matt Ryan
2 Ryan Fitzpatrick
3 Matt Stafford
10 Tom Brady 👀 https://t.co/mjXvldDyZs
— PFF (@PFF) January 19, 2022
Tom Brady NOT getting special treatment.
You have the 4th-lowest rate of roughing the passer calls since 2015 at 3.9%!! https://t.co/OnDXGyW9ZU
— Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthPFF) January 19, 2022