Dec 16, 2014 3:29 PM
Tom Brady: Not so fast and furious
Since being selected 199th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, three-time super bowl champion Tom Brady has dismantled opposing defenses with his arm racking up 52,996 passing yards in his career and 391 passing touchdowns.
As for Brady's ability to scramble ... well ... there's not so much to be said.
In the 2000 NFL Combine, Brady posted a not so blazing 5.28 second 40 yard dash time, so it's probably for good reason that Brady sticks to his passing game.
To add some perspective, the average 40 yard dash time for an NFL lineman is 5.06, according to milehighreport.com.
When the slow and aging Brady does decide to take off, Patriots fans hold their breath.
In the Patriots' 41-13 dismantling of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, play seemed to slow down as Brady tried to showed that his 37-year-old legs still have some juice left when he scrambed for a 17-yard first down early in the third quarter, and he was able to poke fun at himself in this Facebook video.
Even casual football fans know that Brady deciding to take off with the ball is nearly unheard of, which makes it special when Brady does decide scramble out of the pocket.
How does Brady compare to other NFL quarterbacks? According to the same report, NFL quarterbacks average running the 40 yard dash in 4.93 seconds.
All this talk of Brady's speed and scrambling ability (or lack thereof) reminds me of the 2006 17-13 victory over the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium when Brady juked eight-time Pro Bowl and sure-tackling Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher nearly out of his shoes.
At least he can laugh about himself. Besides, who needs to run fast when you're wearing UGGs, anyway?