There is no doubt that Tom Brady is one of the greatest players in the NFL. After two decades in the NFL, Brady seems like he’s just getting started and every time people count him out due to his age, he breaks another record.
He started his career back in 2000 playing for the New England Patriots, after moving to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 and immediately winning the Super Bowl. So, we must ask by now, how many NFL records does Tom Brady hold?
Most athletes consider retiring after spending 3-5 seasons in the NFL, but that is not the case with Tom Brady. He turned 44 this year, and he is only getting better with age thanks to his strict routine that he follows every day of the week. In his last season apart from winning his seventh Super Bowl, he also set a franchise record with 40 pass TDs.
Throughout his career, he managed to win many trophies and break many records. In today’s article, we will take a deeper look at Tom Brady’s career and find out all the impressive things he achieved throughout his 22 seasons in the National Football League.
Tom Brady Has Most Regular-Season Completions in NFL History
This season after the five-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski in the late second quarter, Brady has taken the first spot away from Drew Brees for most regular-season completions. Throughout his career, he achieved 7,156 completions which puts him in the first place that is hard to reach for any other NFL player.
Most Passing Touchdowns in NFL history (Postseason Included)
Obviously, Brady is one of the best quarterbacks ever seen in the National Football League, and last year he managed to grab this title from Drew Brees. If we include postseason touchdowns, this season he managed to secure a nice round number of 700 TDs after a beautiful 58-yard touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman in the overtime.
Most Passing Touchdowns in a Single Season for the Buccaneers
His first season with the Buccaneers was incredible. It seems like a new challenge helped him achieve even more incredible things in the NFL. Last year, Brady set the record for most touchdown passes in a single season with 40 TD passes for the Buccaneers.
This is not his greatest achievement when it comes to TDs in a single season as he has a season with 50 TDs passes playing for the New England Patriots back in 2007.
If we take a look at the leaderboard of most TD passes in NFL history, Peyton Manning takes the throne with 55, which is another challenge for Tom Brady to manage to beat.
Quarterback With Most Super Bowl Wins of All-time
With seven Super Bowl titles behind his name, Tom Brady is without a question the leading quarterback with most Super Bowl wins. He managed to win the Super Bowl at his debut season with the Buccaneers last year, and they have a fair chance of making it to this year’s Super Bowl again. If the Buccaneers manage to reach the Super Bowl and win it, this will be Brady’s eighth title.
Tom Brady has set the bar high, and it is hard to see this record beaten by another quarterback anytime soon.
Longest Touchdown Pass
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the ball flying in the air from a greater distance and completing a successful touchdown. As he is one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks, it is fair to expect that Brady will be included in the list of the longest touchdown.
The situation on the top of the leaderboard is tied at 99 yards. Tom Brady managed to make this incredible pass while playing for the New England Patriots against the Miami Dolphins back in 2011.
Most Career Wins
Spending 22 seasons in the NFL and being consistent at all times it’s what helped Brady climb at the top of the leaderboard for most career wins in NFL history. Throughout his career, he played only for two teams and managed to get 243 wins which are even more impressive when you compare Brett Favre who is in second place with only 186 career wins.
He won 219 games for the New England Patriots and 24 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Most Career Passing Yards in NFL History
If we include only the regular season, Tom Brady is on the top of the leaderboard with the most career passing yards in NFL history. Throughout his career, he managed to launch the ball 84,520 yards, which is at least 4,000 yards more than Drew Brees.
Most Passing Attempts in NFL History
Since Tom Brady is one of the quarterbacks with the most seasons played in the NFL, we can expect that he will beat many records. He is the quarterback with the most passing attempts in the history of the sport with, 11,317 out of which 7,263 were successful which puts him at 64.18% passing efficiency.
It is truly amazing to see an athlete with that many passes that are still actively playing. Most people have trouble learning how to pass in Madden NFL, and on the other hand, we have Tom Brady launching projectiles that travel incredibly accurately in the air until landing on touchdown.
Drew Brees is just in second place with 10,551 attempts but a higher percentage of completions with 67.69%.
Most Postseason Games Wins as a Quarterback
It seems like Tom Brady beats new records and stamps his name in NFL history with every game he plays. Throughout his career, he has become the quarterback with the most wins in the postseason with 34, following Joe Montana in second place with only 16, Terry Bradshaw, and Peyton Manning with 14 postseason wins.
All-Time Leader for Passing Yards in Postseason
Brady is cemented on the first place for most passing yards when it comes to the postseason. He managed to get 12,449 postseason passing yards, which puts him in first place in front of Peyton Manning with 7,339 and Brett Favre with 5,885.
Tom Brady is one of the greatest players in the NFL that is also actively playing. Over the years, he managed to achieve incredible things, never before seen in the history of the NFL.
If these records were not enough to convince you that he is an extremely talented player, here are some career highlights and awards that he managed to get his hands on.
- 3 Times Most Valuable Player
- 2 Times NFL Offensive Player of the Year
- 5 Times Super Bowl MVP
- 3 Times First-team All-Pro
- 15 Times Pro Bowl
- NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
These are only a small section of Brady’s achievements and with every new game, he manages to break a new record. We have to wait and see if he continues with the same unbelievable pace for his age after 22 seasons or he will choose to slow down and maybe retire.