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With training camp just around the corner, the AFC East blog is providing over/under totals throughout the week for key players in the division. On Thursday, we take a look at New England Patriots quarterback and future Hall of Famer Tom Brady, who will have a lot on his shoulders this season.
The AFC East blog sets Brady's over/under total at 4,300 passing yards in 2013. Can the signal-caller, who turns 36 in August, reach that goal in New England?
Brady had a lot of change at wide receiver and major issues at tight end this offseason. New England led the NFL in total offense in 2012, but lost both starting wide receivers: Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd. The Patriots are trying to replace them with the injury-prone Danny Amendola and a cast of rookies and average veterans. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (back, arm) is questionable for Week 1 and Aaron Hernandez was released this week after being charged with murder and facing five additional gun charges. Will all this uncertainty affect Brady's production?
Or will Brady continue to thrive regardless of his supporting cast? He’s done it before, and New England has the offensive scheme that can plug in other players. Brady threw for 4,827 yards last season. Is 4,300 yards a reasonable total for this one?
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on Brady’s over/under total of 4,300 passing yards in 2013. You can also share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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