Tom Brady’s return to New England this week was the headline story for Week 4. An underlooked aspect of that game was another date between Brady and history. The Buccaneers quarterback entered the game just 68 yards short of the all-time career passing yards record. Early in the first half he officially passed Drew Brees for the most career passing yards in NFL history. A fitting moment against the team where he racked up a majority of those passing yards. Brady has held the career passing touchdown record for some time.
BRADY BREAKS THE RECORD IN FOXBOROUGH!
Tom Brady passes Drew Brees for the NFL passing yards record ? pic.twitter.com/AsXpqeTq13
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 4, 2021
It’s only fitting it happened at @GilletteStadium.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 4, 2021
Despite not having Rob Gronkowski due to a rib injury the future hall of fame quarterback captured the record. Considering he was just 68 yards away he was fully expected to do just that against his former team. Drew Brees ended his career last year with 80,358 yards. Tom Brady should hold the record for some time considering he is still adding to that number this season and likely beyond it.
This whole place is chanting “BRADY! BRADY!” after Tom Brady takes the field in Foxboro pic.twitter.com/FqK6rspx5x
— Meredith Gorman (@MereGorman) October 3, 2021
Tom Brady will be best remembered for his time in New England, but he is carving out a different legacy with Tampa Bay. He will continue to set milestones as he continues his career and Def Pen Sports will continue to bring you that news. Is there even a real debate about the greatest player of all time in football? His name is Tom Brady and he doesn’t seem that close to retirement right now.