Tom Brady will soon another another record to his illustrious career.
As if fans didn’t know by now, Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T when it comes to playing quarterback. A long list of awards and stats will prove that despite being drafted No. 199, he’s truly No. 1 in league history.
Not every record is held by the 43-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback. However, after Sunday, one of the more important accolades will be his for the taking.
The Buccaneers are set to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Should Brady play, that would be his 299th career start. That would break the tie between he and legendary and Hall-of-Fame gunslinger Brett Favre for the most starts in NFL history by a quarterback.
Brady truly is a special player
Brady has hit his stride in the past few weeks since donning the Tampa Bay red. Last Saturday against the Detroit Lions, he connected for 348 passing yards and four touchdowns while posting a season-high completion rating of 81.5 percent. Mike Evans was on the receiving end of 181 of those yards and two touchdowns.
Evans managed to break his own single-season franchise record for touchdown catches at 13. He’s now 40 yards shy of becoming the first player in league history to 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons.
Recently, Evans has been Brady’s favorite target over the likes of former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Favre was known for building lasting relationships with receivers and tight ends during his stay with the Green Bay Packers. Much like Brady, he didn’t end his career with the team that made him a star. After one season with the New York Jets, Favre closed out his time with two campaigns with the Minnesota Vikings, taking them to the NFC title game.
Unlike Favre, Brady has been on-point as of late, looking resurgent under center. That could be a deadly combination for anyone facing the Buccaneers next month in the playoffs.