Tom Brady did not have the best debut with his new team Sunday against New Orleans.
The 43-year-old finished the game 23-for-36 passing with 239 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, including a pick-6.
Appearing on Dale & Keefe Tuesday, ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson believes Brady’s struggles will continue because that’s what usually happens to quarterbacks in their first year working with Bruce Arians.
“I think if you go back and look at Bruce Arians’ history of coaching quarterbacks, whether he’s the quarterback coach, the offensive coordinator or the head coach, when he’s had a quarterback for the first time — whether it’s Ben Roethlisberger, Tim Couch, Peyton Manning, Jameis Winston, Carson Palmer — their interception rate is high the first year,” he said. “Like literally, high. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tom Brady threw more interceptions this year than he has in a very, very long time because history just shows me that for whatever reason (what) Bruce and Bryon Leftwich is putting together, people don’t grasp immediately.
“Now, the curve may be different because those guys were a little younger, where Tom Brady is 20 years in, but he’s still going to have some issues because everything is new.”
Brady and Tampa Bay will host the Panthers this Sunday.