Father Time is undefeated when it comes to sports, and it appears Tom Brady is learning this lesson the hard way. Although the New England Patriots will defeat the Buffalo Bills today, Bill Belichick made an interesting decision in the fourth quarter.
With the Patriots leading by 18 points in the final frame, Brian Hoyer entered the game for the five-time Super Bowl champion. Normally that would indicate that the coaching staff was being cautious with their quarterback, but Brady struggled so poorly that it will raise many questions about his health status after the game.
Brady finished with just 126 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Bills.
Considering that New England usually keeps its starting quarterback in until the final whistle, many people are speculating about Brady's status for next week.
"If this isn't any further indication that Tom Brady is hurt, I don't know what is. Brady stays in when Patriots are up by 30 and now Brian Hoyer is in with a 24-6 lead with 6:39 left," Ryan Hannable tweeted.
Lately, Brady has committed uncharacteristic turnovers on key possessions. To add insult to injury, Rob Gronkowski has also become a shell of himself.
Despite the shaky play today, the Patriots will clinch the AFC North and own a 10-5 record.
It'll be worth monitoring New England's postgame press conference, as questions will be swirling.