It’s not like Jets fans needed one, but Tom Brady gave them a reminder of why he is the greatest QB ever.
It looked like the Jets would pull off an improbable upset win over Brady and the Buccaneers. Then, Brady put together a 93-yard drive in the final two minutes of the game to steal the win and break the Jets’ hearts … again.
Brady found Cyril Grayson for a 33-yard touchdown with 15 seconds remaining in the game to give Tampa Bay a 28-24 win. It was the first time the Buccaneers led all day, but it was the only score that mattered.
The Buccaneers got the ball back with 2:12 left after Jets coach Robert Saleh went for it on fourth-and-2 from the Tampa 7-yard line with a 24-20 lead. The decision to go for it was not appalling, but the play call was — a quarterback sneak for Zach Wilson, who got stuffed for no gain, giving Brady the chance he needed.
Brady moved the Bucs down the field with a series of short and intermediate passes and then put the dagger in the Jets’ heart with the throw to Grayson.
Brady was 34 of 50 for 410 yards with three touchdowns and interception. Jets QB Zach Wilson played his best game of the season, with an especially crisp first half. Wilson was 19 of 33 for for 234 yards and a touchdown.
Brady improved to 31-8 against the Jets in what was likely his final game against them. The Buccaneers are now 12-4 and playoff bound. The Jets are 4-12 and the only silver lining in this loss is their draft status was not hurt.