Max Scherzer Could Be the Tom Brady for New York Mets, Claims Club Legend

Published 12/16/2021, 9:30 AM EST
Oct 14, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) reacts after defeating the San Francisco Giants in game five of the 2021 NLDS at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady changed Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ image with his astonishing skills after he joined the team in 2020. Now, Max Scherzer is believed to cause the same level of impact for the New York Mets in the 2022 season.

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New York Mets spent a hefty amount of $130 million to sign the incredible pitcher. Courtesy of the huge deal, Max became the player with the highest average annual value.

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From age to skills, the similarities between Tom Brady and Max Scherzer

Even in his 40s, Tom Brady is regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time. Remarkably, 37-year-old Max is also one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball.

Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) has his glove and hat inspected between innings against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning in game two of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

After joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom paved the way for the team to clinch the Super Bowl Championship. Former New York Mets legend, Ron Darling believes, Max will similarly take the Mets to new heights. Not to mention, the Mets have failed to clinch the World Series in 36 years.

Hence, the Mets are hoping Max will revolutionize the trajectory of the team. Ron Darling said, ”It’s palpable. You’re getting one of the great pitchers in the game and one of the great individuals you’re ever going to meet.”

He further added, ”I equate it to (Tom) Brady going to Tampa Bay. It might be a little different. But what did you think of Tampa Bay before Brady got there? You didn’t give them two thoughts. But because of who he is and what he brings, he goes there and you’re like, ‘Shoot, they’ve got a pretty good club.’ ” 

Considering the amount Mets have spent for Max, their expectations from him would be sky-high.

The insane amount Max would earn from his deal with the New York Mets

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The New York Mets signed a $130 million deal for three years with Max. He will earn an average value of $43.33 million every month, the highest ever by any baseball player. Further breaking it down, Max will make $5,000 per hour and $82 per minute while playing for the Mets.

Oct 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

With the stakes so high, do you think Max Scherzer will end the Mets’ World Series title drought?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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