Tom Brady Not Accurate?

September 7th, 2022

Average accuracy?

Color Joe very, very skeptical of this stat.

Joe is a big fan of Warren Sharp, the handicapper turned stathead. He now works for FOX Sports in addition to his regular work running “Sharp Football Analysis.” But Sharp put out a list yesterday that Joe just cannot take seriously.

Sharp’s data claims Tom Brady is not in his top-10 quarterbacks accuracy. Sharp does not go into clear details other than to say it is about “on-target percentage.”

Based on completion percentage alone, Brady ranked No. 9 at 67.5 percent last year.

Sharp’s top 10 in accuracy ratings are: Joe Burrow, Kyler Murray, Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins, Justin Herbert, Ryan Tannehill, Matt Ryan, Tua Tagovailoa, Jared Goff and Dak Prescott.

Brady is renowned for legendary accuracy. It’s what sets him apart from mere mortal quarterbacks.

For Brady to be out of the top 10 in accuracy, well, however Sharp is coming up with this calculation, he may want to reassess.

22 Responses to “Tom Brady Not Accurate?”

  1. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    When Tua and Goff show up on a top 10 accuracy list, you know there is statistical manipulation happening. Upon closer look, the list more closely reflects the number of high percentage throws a QB attempted. Tua ranked 35th on medium range throws, yet still ranked 8th overall. It’s because TB12 threw 205 balls over 10 yards in the air, compared to Tua’s 98. TB12 also threw twice as many balls 20+ and 30+ yards. So no, the list does not accurately reflect accuracy. Nonsense.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Accuracy is used in many ways. Putting the ball where only your guy can get it doesn’t always end up in a completion. Brady’s the most accurate we’ve ever seen not matter what the stats say. Nobody drops it in the bucket like him.

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    Based on that list of QBs, it’s pretty clear they’re making no difference between 2 yard passes and 50 yard passes, and Brady threw it deep more than anyone in the NFL, so by that standard, yes, he’s less accurate than Matt Ryan or Tua. But you have to be a real idiot to think that stat means anything, to reward a 2 yard out competition on 3rd and 12, and punish Brady for throwing incomplete 20 yards down the field on the same play for actually trying to get a first down and not just pad his completion percentage stats.

  4. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Sharp always hated Brady. He also thinks he’s the best TE that lived. Did he take in consideration Brady threw the ball a 100 more times than any QB last season?

  5. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Hopefully just Bucs disrespect that will make for more bulletin board material.

  6. Beeej Says:

    What Rod said–Brady made more long passes than anyone in the league, while Tua rarely throws further than 5 yards

  7. Dooley Says:

    Tom Brady does throw a stinker or two every now and again. With the volume we throw the ball I understand that it’ll happen, but Brady could also afford to trim those 12 INTs he threw last season down to about 6-8 picks in 2022.

  8. Hodad Says:

    He doesn’t have Rodgers on his top ten either. The guys an idiot.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Another stat babble article by someone that is just not letting what anyone can SEE with their own Eyes tell the real story.

    Brady is super accurate.

    Reminds me of how some use stat babble to talk how great the Bucs CB’s have done. When we have all watched the secondary get picked on by QB’s.
    Keep it real.

    GO BUCS!!!!!
    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Dooley. Go watch those ints. Might’ve had 7-8 legit ints . First game had two. One a Hail Mary, the other off LFs hands . Another misleading stat.

  11. geno711 Says:

    @Listnfrmafar Says:

    I hope you are being sarcastic on Sharp being a TE.

    Warren Sharp is a pseudonym. In an article with the New Yorker, he confirmed it but secretly keeps his real name hidden. His personal bio states that he was a pre-Olympic athlete.

    Think about that. Every single one of us posting are pre-Olympic athletes. It just means we were not good enough to perform at the Olympic level.

    The fact that his bio actually says nothing about football suggests to me he either did not play or only played at a very low level.

  12. Dooley Says:


    There’s nothing misleading about turnovers, there’s really no way to explain a turnover without making it sound like a cop out, whether it’s one player’s mistake or a collective mistake, it’s still a mistake, but at least you tried.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    geno, good catch, you are correct I was speaking of Shannon Sharp. Nevertheless he is a tool bag. Does pre-Olympics mean junior? I actually was invited to Olympic training camp unfortunately I did not make the team but the hardest workouts and most pain I ever endured as an athlete and I was a bullet proof 19 yr old or at least I thought I was.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brady often throws the ball away….wonder if the count those

  15. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Haha. Nice try doofus. You said Brady needed to cutdown his ints. Never played a sport in your life. Participation trophy boy

  16. Goatfarmer Says:

    Why some stats don’t necessarily mean anything about winning.

  17. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Brady puts the ball where only the receiver can catch it! Or he’ll put it behind them a little so they don’t get creamed! … So he may not be hitting them right in the numbers but he’s actually so accurate he’s planning those passes correctly and putting them WHERE NEEDED

  18. D-Rok Says:

    Brady not accurate? Straight up hogwash, homey, and all us fans with eyes can see he’s quite accurate.

    That 2nd TD to Gronk in Superbowl is exhibit A, and exhibit B is just last year with the TD to Evans over Ramsey.

    There’s lots to worry about this year and this team, but Brady’s accuracy is not something I remotely worry about. Unless he indeed does fall off that Kellerman Kliff…

  19. matthew veal Says:

    I love stats, but newer knowledge seems to have s shorter half life, meaning the newest won’t be as powerful in its life time as compared to older ways.
    So. READ, study and think.
    If a new idea proves out, great. But as they say on Wall Street,
    “Don’t spend the money!”


    I’m guessing “on target” doesn’t necessarily mean that the intended target has to make the catch. That being the case, how does Sharp know if an intended target is where he’s supposed to be when a pass is thrown?

  21. kaimaru Says:

    ProFootballReference shows TB as 23rd on accurate throws.

  22. Buczilla Says:

    The eyes of 99.9 percent of rational human beings say that stat is rubbish. I pulled that 99.9 percent stat out of my butt just like Sharp did his. The nerve of these dorks.