TAMPA ― Tom Brady has rarely played better than he did for the Bucs in October.
At 43, he passed for 1,157 yards with 12 touchdowns and only one interception in leading the Bucs to a 3-1 record.
He began the month with a 369-yard, five-touchdown effort in a win over the Los Angeles Chargers. He matched that effort with four touchdowns in Sunday’s 45-20 win over the Raiders in Las Vegas Sunday to close out the month.
On Thursday, Brady was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Month. He is the first Bucs player to win the award.
While playing for the New England Patriots, Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month 10 times.
“The only thing that really gets me excited is winning games,” Brady said. “It’s competing hard in practice every week and seeing us improve. We’ve got a lot of hard-working guys and I think that’s really been a reflection of our progress since the beginning of the year, and I would really like to see us continue to improve it. It’s decent. It’s getting better. But I think we’ve got to continue to ratchet it up.”