The cliff is coming. We don’t know when but it’s coming. The end for Drew Brees and Tom Brady is coming sooner than later. It may already be here, who knows? Warren Moon is one of the few quarterbacks that knows what it’s like to play into their 40’s. Moon took his last NFL snap at the age of 44. Moon has come out and said he’s seen erosion from Brees and Brady because he knows what it looks like.
“I can see — especially later in the season, and you can see this with Drew Brees and some of the other quarterbacks as well — their arms don’t have the same pop at the end of the season that they had early in the year,” Moon told Colin Cowherd, via MassLive.com. “That has to do with their age, and that’s something I started to see in my career when I got older, that I didn’t have that same pop in my arm. A lot of it has to do with your legs because you’ve just become fatigued over the course of the whole season.”
“You saw Tom’s arm that same way at the end of last year,” Moon said. “It’s not a huge deterioration to where he can’t throw certain routes, but there will be times when it gets later into the year you’re going to see some of that take its place. He has great talent around him [in Tampa Bay], which is great, and he doesn’t have to do as much on that football team, which will be good for him at this stage of his career. So I still think he’s gonna have success because of those reasons, but he’s not the same quarterback he was three or four years ago.”
I wouldn’t want Brees or Brady in fantasy. More so Brady. Personally, I think he’s done, done and I’ve never said anything of that sort prior to this year. Brees was awful in the playoff game against Minnesota. Same can be said for Brady against Tennessee.
I would just say anybody who is all in on the Bucs should really proceed with caution. When the wheels fall off, it gets ugly. Brett Favre had an 11-19 TD-INT ratio his final year. Peyton Manning had a 9-17 ratio. That’s coming for Brady. Just a matter of when. I think it’s this year.