Tom Brady lands on Pro Bowl roster for 14th time

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Tom Brady isn’t done yet.

Amid mounting chatter that the hot breath of Father Time has landed on his neck, Brady nevertheless qualified for the Pro Bowl for the 14th time. As noted by Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, that ties an NFL record.

Of course, Brady rarely actually plays in the Pro Bowl. But making it continues to be a significant accomplishment, even if reputation helped him in a season during which other AFC quarterbacks (Andrew Luck, Deshaun Watson, Ben Roethlisberger) arguably are more deserving.

Brady’s actual goal continues to be the game played the Sunday after the Pro Bowl, and it would be unwise to rule him out despite concerns that he’s taking too many hits and in turn throwing the ball too soon to avoid taking more hits and perhaps feeling those hits like never before. When the single-elimination round starts, no one will have more experience in the postseason than Brady, and it will come in handy — especially as younger and less tenured quarterbacks freak out in moments that have become commonplace for Brady.

84 responses to “Tom Brady lands on Pro Bowl roster for 14th time

  1. As a lifelong pats fan and believer in the GOAT TB 12 I do feel this is a reputation call. OTOH his receivers are not getting separation, Trent Brown can remember the snap count and his D is, well, not very good at stopping anyone other than the top receiver on the other team. Add to that games lost by missed FG & PAT, you don’t have a record that screams pro bowl.

  2. Houston loses this weekend on the road to Philly. Pats win last two games at home against Bills and Jets. Pats are 2nd seed with a bye. . Andy Reid invariably chokes in the playoffs and will lose to either Chargers or Pittsburgh/Ravens at home before AFC championship game. No AFC team will beat Brady, Belichick and Pats at Gillette in January..Pats go to SB. Again.

  3. TB was no where near the top in Fan voting which means his selection came from the Coaches and his fellow Players…. take from that what you will but to me, validation from your peers is more important than fandom votes

  4. Watch out for Brady in the playoffs this year. No one would be surprised if he makes the “Father Time is undefeated” hopers and wishers throw up in their mouths a little as the Patriots beat a couple of these younger inexperienced teams.

  5. There are more “deserving” AFC QBs this season, and given the fact that, like many players, Brady will not be interested in playing in the Pro Bowl game even if the Pats season ends before the game, another QB will have an opportunity to play if interested.

  6. BMacColtsJeremiah2911 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 8:36 am
    LMAO, He was very mediocre this year

    His numbers are almost identical to Lucks

    QB rating 1 point different
    Brady has more passing yards on fewer attempts
    Brady has fewer pics
    Luck has more TDS
    Luck has a slightly better completion %

    So if Brady has been “very mediocre “ I guess luck has too

  7. arktikman says:
    December 19, 2018 at 1:13 am
    Goodell did him a solid.
    ——-
    Yes because we all know that Brady is Goodell’s favorite QB and the Patriots are Goodell’s favorite team. The last 4 years prove it. 🤔

  8. I wonder if the NFL in the spirit of the holidays will finally release the PSI data collected a few years ago. 🙂

    #TriggerAPatriotHater

  9. wib22 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 9:42 am
    Ben > Brady this year.

    Facts
    65.9
    3,979
    24
    9

    vs

    66.9
    4,462
    30
    15

    ——-
    So funny a Ratbird fan is thumping their chest about a division rival. Tee hee 🙂

  10. GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 9:45 am
    wib22 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 9:42 am
    Ben > Brady this year.

    Facts
    65.9
    3,979
    24
    9

    vs

    66.9
    4,462
    30
    15

    ——-
    So funny a Ratbird fan is thumping their chest about a division rival. Tee hee 🙂

    Funny he also left out the part where Brady has a higher QB rating

    Facts …..

  11. So funny a Ratbird fan is thumping their chest about a division rival. Tee hee 🙂

    Funny he also left out the part where Brady has a higher QB rating

    Facts …..

    ***

    Brady is having his worst year since 2013.

    Peyton > Brady

  12. wib22 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 10:00 am
    So funny a Ratbird fan is thumping their chest about a division rival. Tee hee 🙂

    Funny he also left out the part where Brady has a higher QB rating

    Facts …..

    ***

    Brady is having his worst year since 2013.

    Peyton > Brady
    —————
    I know one PEDton record that Brady won’t beat. Most one and dones.

    That’s PEDton’s. Forever. Tee hee 🙂

    Did I make you mad boy?

  13. There are half a dozen qbs in afc more deserving this year, all you need know about the Pro Bowl.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Name them

  14. Take Brady off the Patriots in 2018 and put Hoyer in and the Patriots are trying to figure out who they pick first overall in 2019. Facts are facts.

  15. Brady is having his worst year since 2013.

    Peyton > Brady
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    At what, acting? That legit may be the only thing Peyton is better than Brady at. Brady left Peyton in the dust years ago.

  16. Congratulations, Tom Brady. Fans are not the only ones who vote for the Pro Bowl, so Brady must have been doing something right to deserve his 10th straight Pro Bowl and his 14 Pro Bowl overall. 🙂 Again, Congrats.

  17. itsalwaysabout says:
    December 19, 2018 at 6:29 am
    As a lifelong pats fan and believer in the GOAT TB 12 I do feel this is a reputation call..
    —————-
    Many pro-bowl selections are “reputation” calls – especially a third of Peyton Manning’s – but Gonzalez probably deserves his. But their player and coaching peers’ choices aren’t just made on stats. It’s also about respect, leadership, toughness, teamship, smarts and other intangibles.

  18. At what, acting? That legit may be the only thing Peyton is better than Brady at. Brady left Peyton in the dust years ago.
    ——
    Also PEDton is better at cheating. He got away with cheating as everyone knows the HGH wasn’t for his wife.

    Brady never cheated and was framed by the league.

  19. At what, acting? That legit may be the only thing Peyton is better than Brady at. Brady left Peyton in the dust years ago.

    ***

    Peyton Manning’s individual accomplishments far exceed Tom Brady’s.

  20. Peyton Manning’s individual accomplishments far exceed Tom Brady’s.
    —-
    Get it right son. It’s PEDton. He’s a cheat and you’re talking up a cheater.

  21. Let me tell the Pats fans and the Brady fans that #12 has been a fantastic player, an obvious first ballet Hall of Famer by every definition. Why do you all go into spasms when it is suggested he has been below average this year–by Brady standards. It isn’t really his fault, there has been much more wrong with Pats this year, DCs have improved a great deal in their planning. It is ok for him to just be good, if KC, Indy, SD, even Houston QBs are more worthy pro bowl candidates that is because they have had better seasons, not because Brady is sub par. It’s ok, it really is.

  22. wib22 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 10:44 am
    Brady never cheated and was framed by the league.

    ***

    What about the deflator?
    —-

    What about him?

    And stay on topic son. You’re talking up a cheater like PEDton. That’s pathetic.

  23. I guess Brady is also better at choosing his coach and defense than Peyton. Brady’s had 17 years with one of the greatest coaches in sports history…Peyton has 0. Brady’s had 13 seasons with a top 10 defense…Peyton’s had 5. Coaches and defense win playoff games and championships more than quarterbacks.

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    blessedunliketherest says:
    December 19, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Brady is having his worst year since 2013.

    Peyton > Brady
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    At what, acting? That legit may be the only thing Peyton is better than Brady at. Brady left Peyton in the dust years ago.

  24. Why do you all go into spasms when it is suggested he has been below average this year–by Brady standards
    ——
    We do?

  25. GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 10:09 am
    Take Brady off the Patriots in 2018 and put Hoyer in and the Patriots are trying to figure out who they pick first overall in 2019. Facts are facts.

    6 1 <<<<<<<

    The downvoter just proves once again that Patriot Hater simply isn’t very bright and knows nothing about the NFL.

    That’s why I love getting right in their grill and laughing at them!

    🙂

  26. What about him?

    And stay on topic son. You’re talking up a cheater like PEDton. That’s pathetic.

    ***

    I’m sure Brady and Guerrero are 100% clean then

  27. Brady’s had 13 seasons with a top 10 defense

    ——
    No he hasn’t. Hasn’t had a great defense since 2004 actually.
    At no point in his career has he had a defense like PEDton did in 2015.

  28. wib22 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 10:56 am
    What about him?

    And stay on topic son. You’re talking up a cheater like PEDton. That’s pathetic.

    ***

    I’m sure Brady and Guerrero are 100% clean then

    ——
    Why are you talking up a cheater like PEDton? Does cheating make you proud? Is cheating something to brag about! I bet you cheat too don’t ya. Pathetic. How can you sleep at night cheater?

  29. There are half a dozen qbs in afc more deserving this year, all you need know about the Pro Bowl.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Name them

    Mahomes, Luck, Rivers, Watson, two others.

  30. Why are you talking up a cheater like PEDton? Does cheating make you proud? Is cheating something to brag about! I bet you cheat too don’t ya. Pathetic. How can you sleep at night cheater?

    ***

    Eli has similar numbers to Brady this year

  31. 2011, 2005 and 2002 were the only years the Patriots didn’t have a top 10 defense in points allowed. 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2016 they were either 1st or 2nd in points allowed. In 2015, the Broncos were 4th in points allowed.

    ————————-

    GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Brady’s had 13 seasons with a top 10 defense

    ——
    No he hasn’t. Hasn’t had a great defense since 2004 actually.
    At no point in his career has he had a defense like PEDton did in 2015.

  32. GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Brady’s had 13 seasons with a top 10 defense

    ——
    No he hasn’t. Hasn’t had a great defense since 2004 actually.
    At no point in his career has he had a defense like PEDton did in 2015.
    ++++++++++++++++++++
    Brady hasn’t won a super bowl without a top 10 defense.

  33. wib22 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:17 am
    Why are you talking up a cheater like PEDton? Does cheating make you proud? Is cheating something to brag about! I bet you cheat too don’t ya. Pathetic. How can you sleep at night cheater?

    ***

    Eli has similar numbers to Brady this year

    ———-
    Cheater is trying to deflect and change topic but it ain’t gonna work on your superior 🙂

    Seriously why do you talk up a cheater? It really is pathetic that you’re proud of cheating and accomplishments gained by cheating.

  34. patriotmaleorgy says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:20 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Brady’s had 13 seasons with a top 10 defense

    ——
    No he hasn’t. Hasn’t had a great defense since 2004 actually.
    At no point in his career has he had a defense like PEDton did in 2015.
    ++++++++++++++++++++
    Brady hasn’t won a super bowl without a top 10 defense.
    ——
    Yes he has.

    Also Montana hasn’t won a Super Bowl without a top 8 scoring defense.

    Uh oh. I sense Patriot Hater getting powned. 🙂

  35. fritz96 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:18 am
    2011, 2005 and 2002 were the only years the Patriots didn’t have a top 10 defense in points allowed. 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2016 they were either 1st or 2nd in points allowed. In 2015, the Broncos were 4th in points allowed.

    Talking about scoring as the only way to measure a defense is still a thing?

    #facepalm

  36. I thoroughly and completely own and punk every Patriot Hater on PFT.

    Don’t get mad cupcakes, it’s Christmas!

    Cheers!

    🙂

  37. Brady hasn’t won a super bowl without a top 10 defense.

    Lame

    Neither has Montana, Ben , Rogers
    I could go on.

    It’s pathetic how these Patriot crybabies I mean jealous fans of other teams. (Yes, that’s what you are) will trust themselves into a pretzel to come up with reasons to discredit Brady and the Patriots

  38. Flash1287 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:35 am
    Brady hasn’t won a super bowl without a top 10 defense.

    Lame

    Neither has Montana, Ben , Rogers
    I could go on.

    It’s pathetic how these Patriot crybabies I mean jealous fans of other teams. (Yes, that’s what you are) will trust themselves into a pretzel to come up with reasons to discredit Brady and the Patriots

    ——
    Envy

    🙂

  39. wib22 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:17 am
    Why are you talking up a cheater like PEDton? Does cheating make you proud? Is cheating something to brag about! I bet you cheat too don’t ya. Pathetic. How can you sleep at night cheater?

    ———————-
    Why else would a cheating Colts fan be searching out Patriots articles? You had to actively search to find this one. All it does is reveal how much you want to hide from your own shame.

  40. Neither has Brees or Rodgers and that’s the point. Defense wins Championships. Brady’s had 13 top 10 defenses, Brees has had 2 and Rodgers 1. That’s why Brady has more rings.

    ———————

    Flash1287 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:35 am
    Brady hasn’t won a super bowl without a top 10 defense.

    Lame

    Neither has Montana, Ben , Rogers
    I could go on.

  41. I’m just curious to what all these haters & jealous fans of other teams will say when the Pats win the Super Bowl this year….. especially with the D they are fielding this year???!!!!
    HEADS WILL EXPLODE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!!!!

  42. Some fans must not realize they can click the BOLD TOM BRADY which is the first word of the article and see his career stats. This year compares well to his other years.

    There is not big drop off in production that many in this thread are declaring. Click it and see for yourself. If you look at the season totals for all QB’s, In the AFC it’s Mahones, Roethlisberger and Brady. As a Pats fan I’d rather have the weapons that KC and Pitt surround their QB’s. Gronk is off. Edelmans off. In previous seasons it would have been debatable on the supporting cast debate.

  43. Yeah…how many points a defense allows is kinda important…

    ——————————-

    GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:29 am
    fritz96 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:18 am
    2011, 2005 and 2002 were the only years the Patriots didn’t have a top 10 defense in points allowed. 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2016 they were either 1st or 2nd in points allowed. In 2015, the Broncos were 4th in points allowed.

    Talking about scoring as the only way to measure a defense is still a thing?

  44. GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am
    I thoroughly and completely own and punk every Patriot Hater on PFT.

    Don’t get mad cupcakes, it’s Christmas!

    Cheers!
    —————–
    What you mean to say is that…..”I have no life outside of PFT comment sections. I like to gloat about the team I root for and pass it off as my own success. I really just want my hot pocket, mom is out again with Chad and she has returned since last weekend.”

  45. The Pittsburgh Steelers had the #1 scoring defense (and at or near the top in yards) in 2011. Their defense was awful at a few other things like sacks and so they got the tar kicked out of them in the playoffs by Tebow.

    Which surprised only those who look at scoring as the only way to measure a defense. It’s as uninformed as it gets.

    Tom Brady may have had a top 10 scoring defense for each of his titles but he certainly has not had top 10 defenses in general. Not for over a decade.

  46. wib22 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Not always.

    #SBLII

    ***

    Where Brady fumbled the game away. Not the GOAT

    ——
    Stop changing the topic cheater. 🙂 Your boy PEDton is a filthy cheat and his legacy is tainted forever. And you wave your Pom poms for cheaters which proves you have no integrity.

    Discuss.

  47. superpatriotsfan says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:59 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am
    I thoroughly and completely own and punk every Patriot Hater on PFT.

    Don’t get mad cupcakes, it’s Christmas!

    Cheers!
    —————–
    What you mean to say is that…..”I have no life outside of PFT comment sections. I like to gloat about the team I root for and pass it off as my own success. I really just want my hot pocket, mom is out again with Chad and she has returned since last weekend.”

    —-
    I think I struck a nerve! Tee hee

    🙂

  48. Tee hee 🙂 Patriot Hater is so easy to trigger 🙂

    Look how mad they’re getting. Look at those hands shake with rage when I slap them all over this board. 🙂

    I ain’t going anywhere cupcakes. Deal with it 😀

  49. LMAO Patriots homer just keep talking and talking and talking and yet accuses others of being triggered…..still salty on the 2 game losing streak?

    Now respond with more emojis like a good boy.

  50. superpatriotsfan says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:59 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am
    I thoroughly and completely own and punk every Patriot Hater on PFT.

    Don’t get mad cupcakes, it’s Christmas!

    Cheers!
    —————–
    What you mean to say is that…..”I have no life outside of PFT comment sections. I like to gloat about the team I root for and pass it off as my own success. I really just want my hot pocket, mom is out again with Chad and she has returned since last weekend.”

    ———————
    Any one not a Patriot fan that still bothers to masquerade as a Patriots fan to search Patriots streams and troll Patriot articles has no business talking about how others dont have lives. Just sayin’

  51. I’ll rephrase it to say, “defense is almost always the most important part of a championship team.” If Brady had his 2016 defense, he’d have a 6th ring. And Peyton winning SB41 with the Colts is an example of a QB winning without a top defense.

    ——————

    GoodellMustGo says:
    December 19, 2018 at 11:51 am
    Defense wins Championships.
    —-
    Not always.

    #SBLII

  52. fritz96 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    I’ll rephrase it to say, “defense is almost always the most important part of a championship team.” If Brady had his 2016 defense, he’d have a 6th ring. And Peyton winning SB41 with the Colts is an example of a QB winning without a top defense.

    ——
    They became a top defense when Bob Sanders returned. The difference was like night and day. They suddenly became stout vs the run. Colts defense was the reason they beat the Chiefs and Ravens in that playoff run. Manning posted a very pedestrian 77 passer rating in that playoff run.

    The Patriots defense was good in 2014 and above average in 2016. Great? Nope not for more than a decade. I look at lots of things- scoring, ability to make big plays, turnovers, 3rd down stops, passer rating allowed, yards allowed per play, pressures and so on. One factor doesn’t tell the whole story it’s all of them.

  53. superpatriotsfan says:
    December 19, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    Patriots homer accuses non-Patriots of using PEDs and yet they forget about Julian PEDelman and Rob Ninkovich…..LOL
    ——
    The difference is that they owned up to it and didn’t lie and blame their wife or send goons to intimidate the whistleblowers. I know all Patriot Hater isn’t bright but you’d think even they could figure that out.

    🙂

  54. Two scenarios in two different universes.

    Pats kick off, defense gets a 3 and out, punt back to Pats, Pats score. 7 minutes taken off the clock, 7-0 Pats

    In a parallel universe

    Pats kick off, defense let’s opponent drive to the 1 yard line and then somehow they miss a FG. 7 minutes taken off the clock, 0-0 score.

    If scoring was everything then both Pats defenses did an equal great job. Clearly that is not the case and in fact the lousy job of the second Pats defense prevented a Pats score.

    Any questions? 🙂

  55. superpatriotsfan says:
    December 19, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    Patriots homer accuses non-Patriots of using PEDs and yet they forget about Julian PEDelman and Rob Ninkovich…..LOL

    ———————-
    No one forgot anything. The flaw is you thinking that those cases would somehow mean that PEDton Manning didn’t. LOL.

  56. thefiesty1 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    That’s ok! Luck will get Comeback Player of the Year!

    ——————-
    Deserves it too. Even us Patriors fans can respect that.

  57. Brady needs to retire after this year. It would be a shame to see him jumping around scared of getting one in the back. He looks like he has started to hear it. But I feel that he will try to get another couple of years just to show Krafty loyalty after he vetoed Evil Hoody’s plans to ship him out.

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