Tom Brady reaches 60,000 passing yards

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has reached another milestone.

Brady became the fifth quarterback in NFL history with 60,000 passing yards when he hit wide receiver Julian Edelman for an 18-yard gain in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jets. Brady followed that up with three more completions, including a four-yard touchdown to wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell that tied the score at 10 in the Meadowlands.

Brady has 60,027 yards for his career, which leaves him behind only Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Drew Brees. The touchdown was No. 445, which is good for fourth place all-time behind Manning, Favre and Brees.

The touchdown drive started at midfield after cornerback Malcolm Butler punched the ball out of Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson’s grip and recovered the fumble. It was the best Patriots drive of the half and the best Brady has looked on a day when he has seemed less than 100 percent due to the knee injury that kept him out of practice twice this week.