You may recall that Tom Brady had quite the 2007 campaign. In that record-setting season, the Patriots quarterback marched to season totals of 50 touchdowns and 4,806 yards, all while completing nearly 70 perecent of the passes he threw.
This year, though, Brady is playing with a chip on his shoulder similiar to that of 2007. While he may not be on the record-breaking pace that he sustained through all of 2007, Brady continues to do what's most important to Patriots fans: win.
And while, yes, the team is 10-2, Brady himself isn't "just getting by" in terms of statistics, either. No. 12 has already thrown 27 touchdowns and over 3,000 yards as he continues to limit the mistakes. He's only thrown four interceptions, and his completion percentage continues to hover just below 70 percent again.
Brady continues to be a marksman, revolutionizing the West Coast offense. He has made every skill-position player who steps on the field an offensive threat with his decision-making.
While he's not going to break the career-highs he set in 2007, he continues to showcase arguably the best quarterbacking of his career. He's the front-runner for NFL MVP on a team that controls its destiny as the No. 1 contender for the top seed in the AFC.
Plus, he's got the hair now.