New Team, Same GOAT: Tom Brady Breaks Passing Record vs. Pats

by Jonathan Howard

It didn’t take long, Tom Brady has broken the NFL all-time passing yards record. The GOAT continues to add to his legacy. His return to Foxborough was a fitting time to break yet another NFL record.

The first drive started at the 11-yard line. While the crowd was welcoming in the pregame ceremonies, it was a lot of boos and jeers as Brady took the field. It would end in a punt after just a 2/4 showing for 14 yards.

In the second drive of the game, Brady made a couple of passes that went for good yards. Leonard Fournette started off hot with a good run and a catch. Then, the GOAT pulled back and let a pass fly to Mike Evans for 28-yards. That gave him the all-time record. He took over the record from Drew Brees.

Just a GOAT doing GOAT things.

The drive would ultimately end in a field goal and put the Buccaneers on the board first. 3-0. Only two drives needed to get the yards he needed for the record. It was a bit anticlimactic with just a graphic going up on the video board.

Tom Brady Breaks Another Record, Adds to Legacy

It has been over 21 years since Tom Brady was drafted in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. The New England Patriots picked up the Michigan QB and a year later began one of the longest-running dynasties ever. During his time as a Patriot, he won six Super Bowls in nine tries.

Then, of course, he moved on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. While some thought he would wither away and finally collapse, he proved his GOAT status and won his seventh Super Bowl. He became the oldest player to be named Super Bowl MVP.

Over the years, he has amassed a number of records. Almost 11,000 pass attempts. A TD to INT ratio of 591-193. He has the most career wins in NFL history. Brady has the most career touchdown passes as well as the most pass attempts ever in the league. He’s done everything, even thrown a 99-yard pass.

In his time in the NFL, Tom Brady has redefined what it means to be a quarterback. He has also redefined what it means to be an older player. At 44 years old, it is amazing to see him playing at the high level he still plays at. Don’t overlook his record for most game-winning drives and more fourth-quarter comebacks. 61 and 49 respectively. The list of records is almost endless.

The point is, it doesn’t matter what jersey that he wears, the GOAT is the GOAT. Tom Brady does what he wants on a football field. Given the pieces to mess around with, he can slice up defenses, throw 300 yards and score 4 touchdowns any given night. He does that at 44 years old and when he talks about playing until he’s 50, there’s no reason not to believe him.