The following idea was prompted by a reader, who sent along Tom Brady’s passer rating, by receiver, in the wake of the Randy Moss trade. The only problem was that the same reader did not use the traditional quarterback rating formula, which caps the rating for any NFL quarterback at 158.3.
So we did.
Make of it what you will. But this much is true: of Brady’s two interceptions this season, both occurred in the Jets game, both on passes intended for Moss. The point is that Brady has not thrown an interception on a pass this season intended for anyone other than No. 81, who is now in Minnesota.
One final note: if you add up the number of times each player was targeted this season, you’ll come up with 120. Brady actually has attempted 122 passes. The two missing attempts did not show up in the box scores, suggesting they were batted balls at the line of scrimmage that made the intended target unclear.