TAMPA — They are the two oldest starting quarterbacks in the NFL. They also have won the most games among active players.
And lately, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers share another distinction.
Their chase of perfection is really trying their patience.
The Bucs and the Packers head into Sunday’s game at Raymond James Stadium trying to play the best they can with receivers who are injured or inexperienced.
Brady will have to find a way to win without Mike Evans, who was suspended one game for his altercation with Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in last weekend’s win over the Saints. In addition, Julio Jones (knee) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) haven’t practiced all week and seem likely to miss their second straight game.
The Bucs also lead the NFL in dropped passes, and Brady’s frustration boiled over against the Saints, leading to a melee that got Evans ejected and suspended.
Brady also broke a tablet on the sideline over the Bucs’ failure to score in the first half.
Tom Brady throws his tablet in frustration. pic.twitter.com/d6QTX8dRyV
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 18, 2022
“I can always do better as a quarterback and not let my emotions get the best of me,” Brady said. “Sometimes they do. It’s an emotional sport. It’s an emotional game. And we’re all there trying to do the best we can do.
“I think there’s a frustrating part for all of us when you get a little older…