The Providence Journal suggests that Tom Brady has entered his decline phase going on age 36.
The only noticeable decline in games has been Brady's downfield passing ability, but there are stats that support this notion. Brady's 2012 completion rate was his lowest since 2006, and his YPA was his worst since 2008. In December, Brady completed only 58.5 percent with a 7.0 YPA and five interceptions. The Providence Journal suggests "reducing Brady's workload" -- lessening his pass attempts while leaning more on Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.
His stats this year are really twofold: with and without Gronk. With Gronk he was still a monster QB. Without, he was merely above average.
The Patriots still need help at WR.
Of course his YPA was low in 2008, he only threw 11 passes.
Are you stupid?
definitely in decline. and it's about time!
Dude was in the SB last year and threw for 4800+ this year, and was having a MVP season until the 9ers game, no way in hell is he in decline. One bad game does not take away a whole season