Can Tampa Be Dethroned?

There hasn’t been a repeat Super Bowl champion since Tom Brady led the Patriots to titles in 2003-04.

Now, 17 years later, a 44-year-old Brady can do it again with the Buccaneers — and he’s still the best quarterback in the NFL.

On Sunday, Brady threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns to lead Tampa Bay to a 30-17 victory over the Falcons. 

Through 13 weeks, he’s the odds-on favorite for MVP (+175*), and Tampa — the highest-scoring team in the league — is the favorite to win the Super Bowl (+550*).

  • Brady leads the NFL in passing yards (3,771), TDs (34), passing yards per game (314.3), and completions (347).
  • He’s recorded a career-high six games this season with four TD passes.
  • His 28th career game with 300-plus passing yards and four TDs is the second-most since 1950 (Drew Brees, 32).
  • Brady and Rob Gronkowski have combined for 90 regular-season TDs, the second-most in NFL history by a QB-receiver pairing (Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison, 112).

Already the second-highest-paid QB ($27.5M), Brady could make up to $2.3 million in stat incentives and would claim another $2.3 million if he guides the Bucs to back-to-back titles.

Brady may be primed to win his fourth MVP, but the road to an eighth Super Bowl might have to go through the NFC’s current top seed, the Cardinals.