Why Shannon Sharpe has 'big problem' with TB12 as Offensive Player of the Week

/ by Nick Goss
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Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a season-opening win over the Dallas Cowboys, but was the legendary quarterback really the best offensive player of Week 1?

Pro Football Focus named Brady as its Week 1 "Player of the Week" winner after the 44-year-old veteran completed 32 of 50 passes for 379 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in the 29-28 victory. Both interceptions were not his fault, though.

Not everyone approved of PFF's "Player of the Week" choice, including former NFL player Shannon Sharpe. He explained why on FOX Sports 1 show "Undisputed" earlier this week:

There were many quality candidates for PFF to pick from, that is for sure.

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray arguably was the best choice for this honor. He completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 289 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in a dominant 38-13 win over a good Tennessee Titans team. Murray also ran for 20 yards and a touchdown.

You could make a strong case that Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott played better than Brady, too, and would have beaten Tampa Bay if Dallas kicker Greg Zuerlein was a little more accurate.

Brady wasn't a bad choice, though. With the game on the line and less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, he led the Bucs on a winning drive thanks to several clutch plays. It probably won't be the last time Brady wins PFF's "Player of the Week" award this season, either.