Why Shannon Sharpe has ‘big problem’ with TB12 as Offensive Player of the Week originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Pro Football Focus named Brady as its Week 1 «Player of the Week» winner after the 44-year-old veteran completed 32 of 50 passes for 379 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in the 29-28 victory. Both interceptions were not his fault, though.
Not everyone approved of PFF’s «Player of the Week» choice, including former NFL player Shannon Sharpe. He explained why on FOX Sports 1 show «Undisputed» earlier this week:
There were many quality candidates for PFF to pick from, that is for sure.
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray arguably was the best choice for this honor. He completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 289 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in a dominant 38-13 win over a good Tennessee Titans team. Murray also ran for 20 yards and a touchdown.
You could make a strong case that Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott played better than Brady, too, and would have beaten Tampa Bay if Dallas kicker Greg Zuerlein was a little more accurate.
Brady wasn’t a bad choice, though. With the game on the line and less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, he led the Bucs on a winning drive thanks to several clutch plays. It probably won’t be the last time Brady wins PFF’s «Player of the Week» award this season, either.