I have made it know that I believe Tom Brady is over rated. Several people have challenged that notion and have defended the idea that Brady is not only "great" and "elite" but that he isn't over rated in the least.
I decided to use this site's NFL Sim Matchup feature to show proof that Brady CANNOT carry a team to victory all by himself.
I created a "Dream Team" of NFL players using the Tom Brady from his record setting 2007 season, only instead of the amazing talent he had around him then, I've surrounded him with other players from 2007 who are statistically some of the worst that year.
For example, the Patriots o-line from 2007 is considered the most "expensive" through WIS "salary" for NFL Sim Leagues, meaning Brady was effectively playing behind the best offensive line in the NFL that year. Instead, I gave him the O-line for the Kansas City Chiefs, the "cheapest" through WIS "salary" for NFL Sim Leagues, meaning he is then behind the worst statistical offensive line for 2007.
I did the same thing with the skill positions, giving him wideouts, tight ends, running backs, and even the Dolphins "cheap" defense from that same year, 2007.
Brady is supposedly "great" no matter who he plays with, so I'm putting that theory to the test.
I'm going to use this "Dream Team" to simulate each of the Patriots games in the 2007 undefeated season, simulating a scenario in which Brady is not teamed with the amazing talent he had then but with some of the worst performers that year.
If Brady is an amazing football god, this team should still win some games and maybe even many.
My guess is the team won't win a single game.
So, the first game is:
@ New York Jets - Loss, 27-14