Tom Brady joined some exclusive company on Sunday, but not quite the company you would expect from the quarterback who is considered as the GOAT.
In his debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 43-year-old quarterback struggled – tossing two interceptions, including a pick-six in a 34-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
It was the third consecutive game, including playoffs, in which Brady tossed a pick-six – joining the Matt Schaub and Blaine Gabbert as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to do so.
Schaub and Gabbert both pulled off the unflattering feat in 2013, Schaub with the Texans and Gabbert with the Jaguars.
Brady’s less-than-stellar debut with the Bucs still included two passing touchdowns and even a rushing touchdown, but the turnovers proved costly for the 43-year-old.
It also marked the first time since the 2002 season in which Brady has lost three consecutive games.
Meanwhile, the Patriots were just fine without him as Cam Newton led New England to a Week 1 win over the Dolphins.
Of course, the last three times Brady lost in Week 1 he went on to win the Super Bowl, so you can twist the stats any way you’d like. Yet, right now, the Patriots don’t seem to be missing the GOAT as he joins Matt Schaub and Blaine Gabbert in the record books.