The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was named FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 17, marking the 12th time Brady has won this award in his career and the second time with the Buccaneers.
In a 44-27 win versus Atlanta, Brady completed 26-of-41 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns, recording a 117.8 passer rating. His 399 passing yards were the second most by any player in the final week of the 2020 regular season while his four passing touchdowns tied for the most.
Brady finished his first season in Tampa Bay with a franchise-record 40 passing touchdowns to go along with 4,633 yards, which rank as the second-most in a single season in team history. Brady’s 102.2 passer rating in 2020 is the highest single-season mark in team history (min. 224 attempts). His 40 passing touchdowns surpassed Peyton Manning (37 in 2012 with Denver) for the most by a player in his first season with a team, while his 4,633 passing yards are the second-most by a player in his first season with a team.
Brady finished the 2020 NFL regular season tied for second in passing touchdowns and third in passing yards. He was the only quarterback this season to finish inside the top three in both passing yards and passing touchdowns. As a team, the Buccaneers finished third in scoring, fourth in passing offense and seventh in total offense. The 492 points scored, 59 total touchdowns and 42 passing touchdowns by Tampa Bay this season all set new franchise records.
Earlier this season, Brady earned both NFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Air Player of the Week honors for his Week 4 performance against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Month in October, throwing for 12 touchdowns and just one interception.
Succop Also Named Player of the Week
The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 17. This marks the seventh time in his career that Succop has earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors, and the second time this season after also winning in Week 8. He becomes the first player in Buccaneers history to secure the special teams award twice in the same season.
In a 44-27 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17, Succop converted all eight kicks that he attempted, scoring 14 points for the Buccaneers. His eight kicks tied with Buffalo Bills’ kicker Tyler Bass for the most made in Week 17, while his 14 points tied for the most by an NFC kicker. Succop became the third kicker in franchise history to attempt eight-or-more kicks in a game without a miss.
The 14 points in Week 17, brought Succop’s total to 136 on the year, pushing him ahead of Matt Bryant (131 in 2008) for the most points scored in a season in team history. His 136 points ranked as the sixth-most in the NFL this season and his 90.3 field goal percentage (28-of-31) finishes as the second-best mark in team history.
(These reports are courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.)