From the looks of it, veteran quarterback Tom Brady has finally found his groove with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a disastrous Week 1 game in their loss to the New Orleans Saints, the 43-year-old Brady has led the Buccaneers to three straight wins, the last via a come-from-behind triumph over the Los Angeles Chargers where they erased a 17-point deficit. In that game, Brady recorded three NFL records, including the all-time high in regular-season wins with the 222nd victory of his career. He also became the oldest quarterback to throw five touchdown passes in a game, surpassing the record set by Warren Moon.

Brady is now the oldest quarterback to throw back-to-back three touchdown outings. In five games since he joined the Buccaneers on a two-year contract worth $50 million, Brady has thrown for 1,122 yards and 11 touchdowns with four interceptions. For his outstanding play, Brady captured the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in a Buccaneers uniform. During his 20-year tenure with the New England Patriots, Brady won the award 30 times.

PFF says Brady has more great throws than bad

Despite his age, Brady has shown tremendous arm strength, with many opposing coaches claiming that he’s still playing at a high level while football stats analyst Pro Football Focus (PFF) stated that he leads the league when it comes to great throws.

In an article by PFF’s Anthony Treash, he said that Brady is No. 1 in the NFL in terms of big-time throws with 16. In their win over the Chargers, Treash said Brady tallied four big-time throws. Brady also tallied at least three big-time throws in each of his first four games with the Buccaneers, marking the first time in his career that he recorded three or more such throws in each of his first four games of a season in the PFF era.

According to Treash, Brady has amassed 14 big-time throws with no turnover-worthy plays on his passes thrown 20 or more yards downfield. When compared to the rest of the NFL quarterback field, only five quarterbacks in the NFL have more than five. In addition, Brady has completed 13 deep passes, or more than half of his output last season.

Bayless impressed with Brady’s throwing ability

During Wednesday’s “Undisputed” on Fox Sports, co-host Skip Bayless marveled at how Brady still performs at a high level despite his age. According to Bayless, the last time Brady had 15 or more big-time throws was in 2011. “What Tom Brady has done so far in Bruce Arians’ offense is spectacular to the point that it is flying under the radar,” Bayless told co-host Shannon Sharpe, who earlier expressed his amazement after Brady threw five touchdown passes. “This man is 43 years of age, playing in a brand-new offense and system with brand-new play-caller, coordinator, head coach who is an offensive guru and an adviser who is an offensive guru. It’s all new and all different and he’s accomplished that at the quarter pole,” he added, mentioning that PFF has graded Brady as the third-best quarterback this season.

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