Fox Sports 1 morning show host Nick Wright is adamant Monday night was the beginning of the end for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady had a night to forget in Miami — a place he has been known to struggle — throwing for 233 yards with a pair of interceptions and one touchdown in the Patriots’ 27-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
And while sports talk banter about Brady hitting a wall usually follows a Patriots loss, Wright took it a step further by comparing the decline of retired quarterback Peyton Manning to what he believes Brady is beginning to go through.
Take a listen:
While assuredly a small sample size, one massive point Wright misses altogether is the neck injury that Manning suffered, causing him to miss the entire 2011 season. By the time Manning’s career was winding down, it was abundantly clear that the injury was visibly affecting his performance, even despite successful seasons following the surgery.
This conversation is not anything new. In fact, it simply makes Wright another addition to the Max Kellerman school of thinking that Brady will one day fall off a cliff.
While certainly a rough night for Brady, Wright might want to tap the breaks a bit given how routine this conversation has been the past few years.