Former MVP Impressed By Tom Brady”Arm Whip”

September 11th, 2021

Nobody is harder on quarterbacks than a former quarterback. But those same analysts also will be quick to gush when they are truly impressed.

Former NFL MVP and Super Bowl QB Rich Gannon was in that latter category Friday morning when it came to Tom Brady the thrower. Heck, Gannon’s mind was there Thursday night as Brady dissected the Cowboys.

Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Gannon talked about quarterbacks in their late 30s struggling to find power on deep out routes and other throws.

Gannon said he saw 44-year-old Brady spraying balls with a fountain of youth as his engine.

“His arm looks so lively,” Gannon said. “… He has done an amazing job of taking care of not just his body, but particularly that arm. …

“I just see his arm whip. Some of those throws down the seam to Gronk, and some of those throws to Antonio Brown, the throw to Chris Godwin. His touch has always been terrific, but when he wants to put his foot in the ground and drive a ball, he can still do that.”

Gannon said he read Brady’s TB12 book and spoke of Brady’s process of “lengthening muscles.”

Yes, it was a full session of gushing from Gannon, which isn’t a typical thing.

Brady’s lack of panic in key moments continues to impress Gannon, as well as how Brady is one of the few people in the game that have ever changed teams and “elevated an entire organization” on a daily basis.

29 Responses to “Former MVP Impressed By Tom Brady”Arm Whip””

  1. Mike Says:

    Yeah, he was putting some mustard on those throws and it was amazing to see! Truly unbelievable! We need the O-line to keep doing their job and give him a good pocket and he will do the rest.

  2. lambeau Says:

    Tom was amazing Thursday–Gronk and Godwin had a couple each where they were not open, and he fit the ball in anyway over the shoulder of the CB.

  3. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Clean Jersey for Tom = Wins period GO BUCS!!!!!

  4. Youngbucs Says:

    Always puts it in the bread basket. Even when there’s heat on it touch is amazing.

  5. Medicated Pete Says:

    A 44yr old w/ a Howitzer #FireTheCannon 💥💥💥

  6. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Are y’all talking about old noodle arm? No wonder those morons aren’t around anymore.

  7. JA Says:

    There was one pass in particular that stood out for me. Gronk was darn near blanket covered on 12 yard go route when Brady rifled it between a bevy of defensive hands and into Gronk’s waiting claws. An inch or two deviation in the throw and the pass gets broken up.
    ‘Twas a thing of beauty and the farthest thing one would expect to see from a 44 year old quarterback who hails from planet earth.
    Being able to manipulate an oblong ballon wrapped in pigskin like no other definitely has its merits. Fame, fortune and supermodel wives come to mind. And it’s all because someone had the idea to build a game around a ball that couldn’t bounce with predictability.

  8. Kev@Inverness Says:

    Watching TB’s precision passing is such a refreshing change from #3’s chuck it and pray technique.

  9. webster Says:

    Wait a minute so today gannon is not an idiot or not still holding a grudge from 20 years ago as buc fans were saying last week? Oh he said something nice about the bucs (as if saying 12-5 was mean) so whiny cry babies dont come out. Too funny

  10. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Are we positive that Brady is not actually a vampire? He for sure is not human. Most humans that age are lucky to just be able to run without pain.

    Jokes aside, what an amazing individual. We are beyond lucky to have him as our QB and leader of our Bucs. He has truly elevated the entire team to champions and that has transcended to the fan base as well. Champion teams have champion fans. It was great to hear the crowd in the stands again.

  11. BucsCoolade Says:

    Yup.. the brady amazement goes on. His ability to lock onto throwing mechanics and footwork looked flawless.. except for the oopsy falling down toss that he lucked out on. Hard to see the trend shift or when it will come. Best outcome will be the Bucs wake TF up and do their part (like in SB) so Brady isnt further stressed out. Ya he handled it but that’s week 1, and attrition will likely happen making it more difficult going forward.

  12. Ben green Says:

    It’s really not about the arm, it’s more about his hips and his feet. If those things are working in tandem, the stress put on the shoulder and elbow is minimal. That’s why he hasn’t had many issues with his arm. His delivery has become more compact and his anticipation is as fast as I’ve seen. He’s a better qb than he was 10 years ago. It’s not even debatable.
    He had confidence problems starting in 2010. He went 10 years between championship and he wasn’t sure he’d ever win another. The Ravens defense was Brady’s nemesis. He played like garbage in several of those games. People started doubting him. Thankfully for him, bill drafted jimmy g, and the rest is history. It lit a fire under his ass that continues to this day.

  13. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Night and day difference between Brady and Mr. Spray n Pray.

  14. Gordon Brook Says:

    Tom Brady is for sure the greatest Quarter Back ever in NFL Football! Even at age 44 he was outstanding as a great leader. If it was not by the fumbles caused by some Bucs players, Brady would have would have beat the Cowboys by at least 15 points more!!!!

  15. BerrickDrooks Says:

    We have been blessed by the football gods. Thank you Tom Brady for making us relevant.

  16. Crickett Baker Says:

    Isn’t it great that we can love him now that he is on our team? 😀

  17. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I gotta be honest. There were a couple of passes TB12 threw that made me thing…oh noes..that’s a Jameis throw. Too much confidence in that arm…the difference of course…Brady throws tight spirals to a small window…some of those spaces he fit passes through were pretty amazing.

    IE…Unlike Fameis who has a super arm himself…Brady knows how to use his gift far better. I do not dislike JW but I honestly believe he should have gone to the MLB. He could have been the real “Wild Thing”. Imagine a guy with JW’s physique and arm, with work I suspect he has a 100 MPH fast ball in him…not sure how acccurate but that’s the point isn’t it. Nothing like batters being afraid at the plate.

  18. Brandon Says:

    His hail Mary traveled no less than 65 yards. The average top distance throw from a QB out of pads and not under game conditions is about 63. He went 65 and didn’t have a huge arc. I’m thinking he could hit 70+ which is an elite arm.

  19. Marine Buc Says:

    Tom Brady’s new nickname is Cool Whip…

  20. CJBuc Says:

    Except that one to Evans that was short

  21. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Agreed. JW is a pitcher in the NFL.

  22. BRi Says:

    Kev@inverness Says you do realize Jamis did Iexactly what was expected of him and what he was told to do. Brandy is the one who basically said the risk it no biscuit plan was bs. He played it his way. The Brady way. Jamis didn’t have the clout to say no so he did what he was told. I will gladly eat my words if he fails in NO. But wouldn’t be surprised if the Saints just found their QB for the next ten years. BUCS won on spite or BA not bc of him

  23. Soggy Says:

    Yep Got to like that Brady guy..

  24. Bradford Says:

    As a Patriots fan for over 35 years I want to welcome you to Tom Brady Fandom! The man is a stone jack baller, ice water in his veins natural born killer!

  25. Oneilbuc Says:

    Brady played good those interceptions was not his fault!! I think we are going to win the superbowl again!! But defense got to play better but it’s just 1 game their be all right!!! Go bucs !!!

  26. Kobe Faker Says:

    “The difference between TB12 and everone else

    Was the throw to AB downfield on the sideline

    It was his 3rd or 4th read

    In 2 seconds

    His head was swiveling like a bobblehead


    Kobe Faker

  27. adam from ny Says:

    rich gannon watched the man with the cannon…

    as did we all…


  28. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilbucyall, you have finally seen the light. I will say Payton managed Winston perfectly, take away the low percentage turnover passes. How do you throw for only 148 yds and get 5 td’s. That’s good coaching. I hate to say it Bucs may go 1-1 this season against Saints.

  29. Kev@Inverness Says:

    Hey BRi…..sure, whatever you say. JW is the Saints savior and BA is a bad coach. Got it.