After the completion of week – 8 of the National Football League’s regular season, it is very strange and confusing to the standings of certain teams that are not living up to their 2022 NFL preseason expectations for this year. Both the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting at a dismal overall record of 3 and 5.
Both of the franchise superstar veteran starting quarterbacks of those teams in Tom Brady as well as Aaron Rodgers are not only highly – concerned with their respective teams on the field performance as of lately, but they are also nearing the end of their amazing and illustrious professional football careers in the National Football League.
There are a variety of reasons in which the Green Bay Packers as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are continuing to struggle on the field especially offensively when Rodgers and Brady are widely considered 2 of the best NFL quarterbacks of all – time. That is absolutely the case for the now 45 – year – old Tom Brady who at the moment with his 7 – Super Bowl wins is overall looked at as the best ever to play football at the quarterback position ever.
Young and Inexperienced Teammates
It is obvious what the main issues are with the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Green Bay Packers offensive units so far during this tumultuous 2022 – 2023 NFL regular season approximately the halfway point through. It is extremely apparent that both Rodgers and Brady have been frequently and strongly expressing their frustration to their young and very inexperienced wide receivers on each of their football teams.
Some of the wide receiver of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers are not running their routes correctly, dropping passes, picking up penalties, or struggling to free themselves up and get open downfield for their quarterbacks to target them with big play opportunities.
There is a dramatic and quite sizable transition from the college level to the National Football League so it does take time for these young players some of which are rookies to develop into quality reliable wide outs in the NFL. The only problem with that is Brady and Rodgers do not have much more time remaining in their pro playing careers in the NFL. Both of those savvy veteran superstar starting quarterbacks need to win now or never so that increases their tolerability to the mistakes and issues of young and under – developed wide receivers on their respective offensive units.
On top of Rodgers and Brady having their patients tested with the young and inefficient teammates, there have also been various minor injuries to some of the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers number – 1 starting wide outs so far during this current 2022 – 2023 NFL season.
For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers they have had to play games without or a very limited amount of action from Mike Evans, who is obviously the best pass play option for Tom Brady to connect with especially on long pass plays down the field, has sustained some small and most likely not severe injuries this year.
The same has been true for the Green Bay Packers best wide receiver in Allan Lazard now that the Packers traded away Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders during the 2022 NFL offseason. Luckily both Lazard and Evans seem to have gotten back to full strength and they both seem to back out on the field trying to help their teams win which does not seem to working out for either the Packers or the Buccaneers at the moment.
Aaron Rodgers Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
• Super Bowl Champion (XLV)
• Super Bowl MVP Award Winner (XLV)
• 4 – Time NFL Most Valuable Player Award Winner (2011, 2014, 2020, 2021)
• 4 – Time First – Team NFL All – Pro Selection (2011, 2014, 2020, 2021)
• Second – Team NFL All – Pro Selection (2012)
• 10 – Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
• 4 – Time NFL Passer Rating Leader (2011, 2012, 2020, 2021)
• 2× NFL Passing Touchdowns Leader (2016, 2020)
• NFL Completion Percentage Leader (2020)
• NFL 2010s All – Decade Team Selection
• Bart Starr Award Winner (2014)
• Associated Press Athlete of the Year Award Winner (2011)
• Bert Bell Award Winner (2011)
NFL Records for Aaron Rodgers
• 122.5 Passer Rating, Single – Season in 2011
• Lowest Interception Percentage in a Season: 0.3 % in 2018
• Most Consecutive Passes without an Interception with 402
• Lowest Career Interceptions Percentage of 1.3 %
• Best Career Touchdown to Interception Ratio at 4.74
Tom Brady Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
• 7 – Time Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII, LV)
• 5 – Time Super Bowl MVP Award Winner (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI, LV)
• 3 – Time NFL Most Valuable Player Award Winner (2007, 2010, 2017)
• 2 – Time NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award Winner (2007, 2010)
• NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award Winner (2009)
• 3 – Time First – Team All – Pro Selection (2007, 2010, 2017)
• 3 – Time Second-team All-Pro Selection (2005, 2016, 2021)
• 15 – Time Pro Bowl Selection (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021)
• 5 – Time NFL Passing Touchdowns Leader (2002, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2021)
• 4 – Time NFL Passing Yards Leader (2005, 2007, 2017, 2021)
• 2 – Time NFL Passer Rating Leader (2007, 2010)
• NFL Completion Percentage Leader (2007)
• NFL 2000s All – Decade Team Selection
• NFL 2010s All – Decade Team Selection
• NFL 100th Anniversary All – Time Team Selection
• New England Patriots All – 2000s Team Selection
• New England Patriots All-2010s Team Selection
• New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team Selection
• New England Patriots All – Dynasty Team Selection
• Bert Bell Award Winner (2007)
• Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Award Winner (2007)
• 2 – Time Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Winner (2005, 2021)
• College Football BCS National Champion (1997)
NFL Records for Tom Brady
• Most Career Quarterback Wins with 246
• Most Career Passing Attempts with 11,657
• Most Career Passing Completions with 7,487
• Most Career Passing Touchdowns with 633
• Most Career Passing Yards with 86,787
• Most Pass Completions in a Single Season with 485 in 2021
• Most Times Sacked with 556
• Longest Touchdown Pass of 99 yards (Tied for NFL Record)