Tom Brady vs. Tom Brady: All Homerism Aside

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Published: March 16, 2009

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... pitted against Peyton Manning in about a million different ways.  He’s been matched against Ben Roethlisberger as of late.  He’s even been measured against his own boyhood hero Joe Montana, with proper reverence of course. 

I figured it’s about time Tom Brady was compared against an entirely different quarterback: himself. 

To me, a natural break in Tom Brady’s career thus far is readily apparent, allowing me to cleanly split it into two segments.  I’ll forgo his rookie 2000 season spent on the bench and his 2008 season almost spent on IR for obvious reasons. 

For the remainder of this article, I will speak of Tom Brady from 2001-2004 and Tom Brady from 2005-2007 as two distinct quarterbacks, referring to them as the young Tom Brady and the prime Tom Brady respectively.

Let us first compare their regular season passing statistics.

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