NFC South Quarterback Rankings – No. 1: Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
As much as I hate Tom Brady, there’s no other option for the No. 1 entry here. The guy switched teams last year and still made it to the Super Bowl and won in dominating fashion, giving him Super Bowl title No. 7. Yuck.
The Buccaneers did what not many teams have been able to do after winning a Super Bowl, which is retaining pretty much their entire roster. This is going to give them the confidence that they can go back and repeat, something that hasn’t been done since Brady did it with the Patriots in 2003 and 2004.
Brady has the confidence that he can win with a different team and that’s the most difficult kind of Brady. The Saints might have handled the guy with ease during the regular season but he proved he can win when it counts and that’s what matters at the end of the day.
While I hate praising Brady, there was no other choice to put at No. 1 on these power rankings. He’s the reigning Super Bowl champion and we can’t ignore that.
Maybe Jameis Winston can move his way up these rankings as the season progresses but it’s not going to be easy. He’s going against two former NFL MVPs in the division but hey, at least Darnold is in the division too.