Tom Brady Is Approaching Yet Another Ridiculous Milestone

By Jason Hall

September 20, 2021

Dallas Cowboys v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is approaching yet another unbelievable milestone as he inches closer to the NFL's all-time passing record.

Brady has already thrown for nine touchdowns and 655 yards on 56 of 86 passing through his first two games of the 2021 NFL season.

During the latest episode of FOX Sports' First Things First, co-host Nick Wright acknowledged that the 44-year-old quarterback "is about to have more touchdowns in his 40s than his 20s."

Amazingly, Wright is correct, as Brady has now thrown for 134 touchdowns in his 40s, which is only 13 less than the 147 as a member of the New England Patriots from age 23-29 during the 2000 to 2006 seasons.

At his current pace, Brady is averaging 4.5 touchdowns per game, which puts him on pace to surpass his total for his 20s within weeks.

"What?" Wright shouted. "And, on top of all of that, there's this mind-meld that facing a Brady team makes other teams just spit up on themselves."

Last week, during the first episode of the YouTube Q&A show Tommy and Gronky -- co-hosted alongside longtime former New England Patriots and current Buccaneers teammate Rob Gronkowski -- for the 2021 NFL season, Brady said he thought playing through age 50 was a possibility.

"I don't find it so difficult," Brady said. "Plus, in Florida, it's kind of a retiree state, so I feel like I can play and then just glide into retirement. I think I can, I think it's a yes."

In June, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he'd let the Brady play until he's 50, but the quarterback said he was focused on completing the remainder of his contract before making a decision on his football future after signing a two-year extension in March.

"50? That's a long time. Even for me, that's a long time," Brady told USA TODAY via Jori Epstein in response to Licht's comment. "I've always said 45 was the age that I wanted to reach and that was my goal. This year I'll be 44, so next year I'll be 45. I got a two-year contract.
"I'm going to be able to obviously play this year and God forbid anything happens, but play next year and then see what happens after that. If I still want to keep playing, I might be able to do that. And if that's enough, then that would be enough."

Brady finished Sunday's (January 19) game with 276 yards and five touchdowns on 24 of 36 passing, leading the Bucs to a 48-25 win, their ninth consecutive win dating back to the 2020 regular season and playoffs

The seven-time Super Bowl champion is now 499 yards away from Drew Brees' league record of 80,356 career passing yards.

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