The Evolution of the NFL, Brought to You by Tom Brady

I came across an interesting article from the Best Tickets Blog today describing the evolution of NFL offenses.  Using data compiled since 1932, Best Tickets demonstrated the extent at which the NFL has transformed itself from a running first league to a league that can boast several 5,000 yard passers in just one season.

I’d like to quickly thank Tom Brady for being an integral part of this evolution.  One of the graphs provided in the article is the below…

That’s the highest scoring teams in the NFL last season, with the New England Patriots leading the way.  Last season, Brady threw for 4,827 yards, the third time he’s surpassed the 4,800 yard mark in a season, meaning he’s averaged more than 300 yards per game across an entire season three times.  Sure there are other quarterbacks out there, including Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers.  But as you can see in the graph, Brady has transformed the Patriots offense into a juggernaut more than any other quarterback.

As you saw yesterday, there’s no stopping Tom Brady.  And the NFL after all is a copycat league, so I take great pride in knowing that Tom Brady had a significant role in revolutionizing the game of football.


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