Tom Brady's had a pretty old-school kind of NFL career, spending 20 seasons with the New England Patriots before finally signing with a new team for what will likely be the last year or two of his career.
On the far opposite side of the spectrum is Josh McCown — the ultimate journeyman. McCown played for nine different NFL teams during his 17 pro seasons.
In McCown's view, that makes him better than Brady in one key area — learning new playbooks.
This is a great response from McCown, who has always had a good sense of humor about his regular changes in scenery.
Brady has an incredibly high football IQ, so it's not like he's going to struggle with learning Bruce Arians' playbook with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it is an interesting hurdle, as it's not one he's had to clear in 20 years.
McCown, on the other hand, never stayed with the same team for longer than four seasons, and he was called upon to make starts for six of his teams — so he needed to have a very good grasp of their offenses. In a reply to the tweet, he claims to have had to learn 16 different playbooks over his career.
It will be interesting to see how Brady adapts to the change in offense in 2020, as QBs have struggled in their first season under Arians. Jameis Winston tossed 30 picks in 2019 and Carson Palmer threw a career-high 22 in 2013.
There aren't many QBs in NFL history better equipped to overcome that obstacle than Tom Brady, however.
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