At the age of 41, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his sixth Super Bowl title, making him the only football player in history to have as many titles added to his name. While most players are already retired by his age, Brady has his goal set on playing at least to the age of 45.
In yet another amazing season in the league, the veteran quarterback provided his fans with plenty more highlights for his reel of clutch moments, including his late-game drives on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Now that the season is over, experts have looked over the numbers and it looks like Brady is once again the most clutch player in the league.
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Advanced analytics website Pro Football Focus recently made a report in which they talked about the 2018 All-Clutch team. Their research showed that based on “plays in the fourth quarter of games within seven points,” PFF came to the conclusion that Brady was the cream of the crop in 2018. PFF’s Ben Linsey explained:
“Tom Brady has been the standard at the quarterback position for the better part of his career, and in a year in which he took home his sixth Super Bowl title, Brady earns a first-team spot on the Clutch Team with his 90.5 grade when it mattered most. He picked up big chunks late in tight games — 1,073 passing yards on 107 attempts — and those 10.0 yards per attempt led all quarterbacks with 50 or more attempts in clutch time.”
Brady ranked ahead of the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers (89.6) and Seattle Seahawks passer Russell Wilson (84.9). Even at his age, Brady is still the quarterback that no one can rise up to. There is no doubt that when it comes to being clutch, Brady is still in a class of his own.