For the 11th time in his career, an NFL record, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was named the offensive player of the month for his conference. Of course, 10 of the 11 came in the AFC. This is the first for Brady in the NFC and the first for the Buccaneers… ever. The last time Brady won a Conference Player of the Month award came in 2017 with the Patriots. He ended that season as the NFL MVP as he led the Patriots to their second consecutive Super Bowl.
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Players of the Month — October
Off: RB Derrick Henry, TEN
Def: DE Myles Garrett, CLE
ST: K Jason Sanders, MIA
Off: QB Tom Brady, TB
Def: S Budda Baker, AZ
ST: P Johnny Hekker, LAR
NFL Rookies of the month
Off: QB Justin Herbert, LAC
Def: S Jeremy Chinn, CAR
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2020
After an inconsistent start (for his standards) in the month of September, Brady and the Bucs have really started to hit their stride in the month of October. In leading the team to a 3-1 record, Brady threw for 1,157 yards, 12 touchdowns, and just one interception. In addition, he was sacked just three times in that span. Currently, he is second to only Russell Wilson with 18 passing touchdowns and he has the sixth most passing yards in the entire league through seven weeks of play.
This may be the first of several awards heaped upon Brady throughout the season especially when they will be adding some firepower in wide receiver Antonio Brown in just over a week’s time. Of course, the only accolade Brady cares about is the one given to the team that wins the final game of the season… the Vince Lombardi Trophy.