Career: 20 seasons (2000-present)
Teams: New England Patriots (2000-present)
Career stats: 70,514 YDS, 517 TD, 171 INT, 64 CMP%, 97.6 RAT
2018 stats: 4,355 YDS, 29 TD, 11 INT, 65.8 CMP%, 97.7 RAT
Super Bowl titles: 6 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Bottom line: In both 2017 and 2018, Tom Brady’s peers voted him as the best player in the league in a poll run by the NFL Network. In the 2019 edition, they have him as the sixth-best player, pointing to the slippage he experienced in 2018.
After throwing 16 touchdowns through his first seven games, Brady threw just 15 touchdowns over the last 12 games, including the playoffs. His passer rating was also the lowest since the 2014 season, and at times, Brady looked like a 41-year-old quarterback.
If Brady can make it through 16 games as a starter in 2019, that would be a historic accomplishment. No QB has ever started more than 10 games in a season after turning 42, which Brady did in August.