Tom Brady Poised to Break All-Time NFL Record Against Patriots in Week 4
In his age 44 season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady continues to prove his greatness on the football field. Easily considered the greatest quarterback to ever do it, Brady is closing in on another piece of NFL history, and the NFL schedule is perfectly constructed for it.
After an impressive first two weeks of the season with 655 passing yards and 9 touchdowns, the reigning Super Bowl MVP needs just 500 passing yards to break the NFL's record for career passing yards. That should be easily accomplishable in two weeks, setting up a storybook Week 4 matchup in which Brady returns to the New England Patriots for the first time since his departure.
The NFL could not have set a better scene for Brady, potentially breaking the all-time NFL record in his old stadium and against his former team. This will truly be a special and emotional moment for everyone involved.
Brady currently sits with 79,859 career passing yards while Drew Brees ranks first on the all-time list at 80,358 yards. Peyton Manning and Brett Favre rank third and fourth on the list with 71,940 and 71,838, respectively. The closest active NFL quarterback on this list is Ben Roethlisberger, who ranks seventh with 60,831 yards.
For fans wondering if Brady has the ability to crush this storybook performance with an impressive 500+ yard performance in Week 3, no need to worry. Despite his GOAT status, Brady has only recorded 500 or more passing yards one time during his career. That happened in 2011 against the Miami Dolphins (517 yards).
Brady already owns the record for career passing touchdowns (590). He also ranks second behind Drew Brees in passing completions (6,834) and needs 309 completions to break that record.
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