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Tom Brady Tops Loaded List of Best All-Time Winning Percentages When Attempting at Least 40 Passes

Max Staley
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Even in the modern NFL, when a quarterback has to attempt more than 40 passes, it generally means they're playing from behind. Winning those types of games is understandably a lot tougher, and it takes a special quarterback to consistently deliver victories in the clutch.

It should come as no surprise then, that the quarterbacks who have the highest winning percentages in such contests are some of the all-time greats.

Over the course of his 20-year career, Tom Brady has proven he can win any type of game, whether its a shootout or a slugfest. He's won a staggering 64.8 percent of games in which he's attempted at least 40 passes, which tops the list by a significant margin.

Following Brady, is his long-time rival, Peyton Manning. Manning won 48.4 percent of such contests during his Hall-of-Fame career with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Manning has also played in 95 of these games, which is ridiculous.

While Brady and Manning are likely the names you expected atop this list, Tony Romo's inclusion at No. 3 comes as a bit of a surprise. Romo won 39.3 percent of games that saw him attempt 40 passes with the Dallas Cowboys, putting him ahead of legends like Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.

Andrew Luck, who currently sports a 39.0 winning percentage in these contests, is just 29 years old and has a chance to continue climbing the rankings. While injuries have plagued Luck's career as of late, he's more than proven he can carry a franchise when healthy.

At the end of the day, you rarely want to see your QB attempting more than 40 passes in a given game. But it's comforting to know that if necessary, guys like Brady and Luck are still more than capable of leading their teams to victory.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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