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Tom Brady jokingly declares 2020 the ‘year of the mobile quarterback’

Tom Brady showcased his self-deprecating sense of humor in a social media dispatch Thursday when he declared 2020 the “year of the mobile quarterback.”

The new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback of course is the quintessential pocket passer and rarely showcases his speed and elusive running ability, or more accurately, the lack thereof.

Given the rise of mobile quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, among others, in the NFL, Brady apparently did not want to be left behind the times, hence his humorous post.

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Over the course of his two-decade run with the New England Patriots, Brady had 606 rushing attempts for 1,037 yards for 1.7 yard-per-carry average. Twenty-two of those rushes did result in short-yardage touchdowns, however.

The fact that Brady was never remotely considered much of a running threat even inspired the curmudgeonly Bill Belichick to once troll him over his complete lack of mobility. That being said, the Bucs aren’t expecting Brady to emulate Jackson and bust out of the pocket and showcase freakish athleticism anyway given their lethal passing game on the outside.

As far as his most recent social media dispatch, Brady has become one of the more popular professional athletes on Twitter and elsewhere, and for good reason.

The six-time Super Bowl winner has never had an issue with making wisecracks at his own expense whatever the reason, so his decision to jokingly characterize himself as a mobile quarterback follows his patented social media schtick.