New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took down another record Sunday afternoon against the New York Jets.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one of the best of all-time. He has plenty of accolades to his name and continues to dominate as he moves more into his 40’s.
By Brady’s standards, this season is pretty ordinary. He is on pace to record his lowest QBR of his career since it has been tracked going back to 2006. His quarterback rating is on pace to be under 100 for the first time since 2014, and his lowest mark since 2013.
Interceptions are also up, as he threw only eight all of last season. If he reaches double-digits, it will be the first time he did that since 2013, as well.
Despite that, Brady is still having another strong season. It may not be MVP caliber, but there are a lot of teams around the NFL that would take this kind of production from the quarterback position.
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Through 11 games, Brady is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 3,301 yards. He has thrown 19 touchdowns compared to the seven interceptions. Those are strong numbers, as the Patriots offense has dealt with changes to their personnel on an almost weekly basis. The only constant week in and week out is that Brady is under center.
As Brady’s career goes on, he has taken down numerous records. He is re-writing the NFL record book, and he accomplished another feat on Sunday against the New York Jets.
The New England’s 27-13 victory over New York, Brady completed 20-of-31 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns. In the process, he became the NFL’s all-time leader in total yards passing including the regular season and postseason.
Brady now has 79,416 total passing yards in his career, surpassing Peyton Manning‘s total of 79,279. To the surprise of no one, the record wasn’t what Brady was worried about following the game. He was just happy to have come away with another victory for his team.
"“Just wins,” Brady said. “That’s what we’re here for. I’m trying to be a part of as many of these as I can.”"
Career wins is a record that Brady currently holds, and will hold for a very long time. Brady has 204 wins and counting. Manning is the closest with 186 victories. The closest active quarterback is Drew Brees, who has 147.
It is safe to say that wins record will not be taken away from Brady for a long time. With how the NFL is changing to an aerial league, that passing record could be taken down sooner than people think. Brees is 1,627 yards behind and shows no signs of slowing down, either.