New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined elite firm final night time, changing into simply the third participant in NFL historical past to throw 500 landing passes. The solely different gamers within the 500 TD membership are Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Favre (508). New Orleans Saint QB Drew Brees will quickly turn into the fourth member, as he’s presently sitting on 496.
Brady’s milestone second got here within the fourth quarter New England’s 38-24 victory towards the Colts, when he linked with Josh Gordon on a 39-yard go within the endzone.
“Things like that, milestones and so forth, there’s so many individuals who contribute,” Brady stated after the sport, in keeping with ESPN. “I simply suppose all of the individuals who have actually labored exhausting. A quarterback does not throw them to himself. He wants folks to catch, and block, and the protection to make performs, and coaches to teach. These are all nice staff awards. Pretty cool.”
In discovering Gordon within the endzone, Brady additionally set an NFL document by throwing at the very least one landing go to 71 totally different gamers, breaking a tie with Vinny Testaverde for probably the most in NFL historical past.
“To catch any go from Tom is wonderful, not to mention some history-making catch,” Gordon stated. “I advised him, ‘Congratulations’ and I do know there are numerous extra from him to come back. … So I’m trying ahead to that and the following historical past level to make from him. I hope to be an element it. It was superior.”
According to ESPN, Brady has additionally thrown 71 landing passes within the playfs, however these do not rely towards NFL document totals.