Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots was a special one. Not only did Tom Brady play at the Gillette Stadium on a visiting team, but he also broke the NFL’s total passing yards record.
The game ended with a narrow win for Brady, a 19-17 score. The Tampa Bay quarterback entered the game with 80,291 yards and needing 68 yards to overtake Drew Brees’ 80,358.
The record fell in the first quarter when Brady threw a 28-yard pass to Mike Evans and eventually to the game’s first score, 3-0 for Tampa. He finished the game with 269 yards with 23 completions on 43 attempts. No touchdown for the night, but that’s more than ok.
There were no celebrations, but the Patriots did a video before the game, and the home fans chanted their former idol’s name when the record was broken.
The passing yards record is one of the most prestigious records in the game, but it’s just another one when it comes to Tom Brady. As described by many, the GOAT holds many records, including most Super Bowl wins, TDs, passing yards, playoff wins, and others.
After the game, Brady thanked and acknowledged all of his teammates throughout his 22-year career.
He also acknowledged other QBs, including Drew Brees, Payton Manning (both held the passing yards record at one point), Brett Favre, who has started the most consecutive games, and Dan Marino.
As the 44-year old Brady is not slowing down, every pass and touchdown will extend his record and legacy on the game. At his age, this shows why he’s still considered one of the best NFL players.