Brees injury gives Brady clear path to Peyton Manning’s touchdown record

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Tom Brady and Drew Brees each have 522 career touchdown passes, putting them both 17 behind Peyton Manning’s NFL record of 539. Seeing which one of them would break Manning’s record first should have been one of the best storylines of this NFL season.

But with Brees now injured and out about six weeks, it appears that Brady will break the record well before Brees.

So far this season Brady has five touchdown passes, and if he keeps averaging two or three a game he’ll break Manning’s record around the midway point of the season, just when Brees should return from his hand injury.

Assuming he stays healthy, Brady is a near lock to break Manning’s record this season. Brees still has a chance to pass Manning late in the year, but he’s likely to fall far enough behind Brady that he’ll have to keep playing after Brady retires in order to have the career touchdown record.

38 responses to “Brees injury gives Brady clear path to Peyton Manning’s touchdown record

  1. Not bad for a “dink and dunk” guy, huh? You think a guy can “two-yard” his way toward some nice all time records? Gimme a break. It’s not true, but even if it were, maybe all those other big-armed, laser rocket, flame throwers should learn to do it his way instead of chucking it downfield as far as they can.

    Last time I checked, this was football, not track and field.

  2. Remember when Peyton broke the record? It was a huge celebration, and they stopped the game to honor him getting the record.

    When Brady breaks the record there will be no such gaudy celebration or stopping the game right in the middle of it.

    Brady: “I just like winning.”

    GOAT – So says not the fans, but HIS PEERS in the NFL, both active and retired. If you are so stupid or jealous that you don’t recognize him as the GOAT, then the problem is with you, not him.

  3. and was cheated in 2016 out of 4 games
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    EXACTLY!

    BUT, he did get the sweetest revenge ever for being cheated out of those 4 games, didn’t he? In the end, karma prevailed, and Brady was the ultimate winner, while Goodell was the ultimate loser. Sweetest Revenge Ever.

  4. Because breaking records is why Brady plays the game. Don’t think so. This guy is all about winning. All the records and awards are just lagniappe to him and that’s why he is so great.

  5. And when Brady breaks the record, I’m guessing you wont see the game stopped, family on the field thing like Brees did with the yardage record. A few high fives, save the ball, move on, win the game.

  6. Including playoffs, Brady has 595 TDs. No one is ever catching him.
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    With just 2 more playoff wins (should happen this year), he will DOUBLE the guy in second place. Tom will have 32 career playoff wins, while the guy in second place (some dude named Montana) will have exactly HALF that number at 16.

    Let THAT sink in for a minute.

  7. Patrick Mahomes will break all the QB records, including LEGITIMATE championships.
    Mahomes will be considered the G.O.A.T and his records will never be broken

  8. That’s too bad. Peyton Manning should be honored as the greatest regular season quarterback of all time.

  9. This is called justice. Drew Brees never missed a full season in his entire NFL career, while Peyton and Brady did. Not to mention, never received a bogus suspension over air pressure and got to spend the vast majority of his career playing in a dome; playing either at home or against the Falcons. It is much more challenging to throw the football and take hits outdoors in the wintertime.

  10. “Tom Brady is the Greatest QB of All Time.”

    — Troy Aikman, Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, Joe Theisman, Kurt Warner, Steve Young, Fran Tarkenton, Joe Namath, Boomer Esiason, Donovan McNabb, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, and Brett Favre.

    And that’s just the QBs who have gone on record. There is a long list of position players as well as coaches who have said the same thing.

  11. One of the most meaningless records there is.

    It should be named the “Peyton Manning Award” everytime it gets broken as it will time and again in the years to come.

    Brady’s career TD mark is another thing all together and that is never going to be broken by anyone.

  12. tyelee says:
    September 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    LMAO…@ Brady…. has to hag around in mid-40s to get a record a man set that retired in his late 30s… big accomplishment… SMH!

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    Peyton Manning was drafted back in 1998 and played immediately. Tom Brady was drafted in 2000 and didn’t get to play his first full game until week 2 against the Jets in the 2001 season. Both players missed one full season in their careers. It took Brady just a little bit longer because he was suspended the first four games of the 2016 season, he plays outdoors and not in a dome, he did not have Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne for multiple seasons, and he doesn’t care as much about throwing a touchdown pass on the five yard line.

  13. Peyton played in 266 regular season games during his career. Brady has now played 267.

    Lol at the dilbert that made the comment about the number of years Brady has played.

  14. You don’t need a meteorologist or anemometers or wind vanes for half your games in Indianapolis and New Orleans. An how cold does it get in Tampa, Charlotte, and Atlanta for away division games?

    Mahomes could do it. No one else.

  15. Dan Sardo says:
    September 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm
    Peyton played in 266 regular season games during his career. Brady has now played 267.

    Lol at the dilbert that made the comment about the number of years Brady has played.

    Manning also played Half his career games indoors Brady has played a total of 14 games indoors
    If you don’t think that helps a QB then you’re crazy

  16. tyelee says:
    September 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm
    LMAO…@ Brady…. has to hag around in mid-40s to get a record a man set that retired in his late 30s… big accomplishment… SMH!

    LMAO …@ YOU for not knowing what you’re talking about.

    Look at games played NOT age. Genius!!!

  17. Mr. Tyreke-Hill says:

    Patrick Mahomes will break all the QB records, including LEGITIMATE championships.
    Mahomes will be considered the G.O.A.T and his records will never be broken

    Us Pats fans definitely enjoyed watching him twice last year. Brought back memories of Manning. Lots of flash but 0-2 and cleaning out his locker.

  18. Including playoffs, Brady has 595 TDs. No one is ever catching him.
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    BINGO. and who cares about tds anyway, qb is all about leadership performance and winning in the biggest moments – playoff games. the GOAT is in a separate class and I’m fine if Brees has the most tds, he is a great player too and it’s a shame he got screwed out of another shot at it last year. manning put up a lot of garbage tds but folded under the bright lights.

  19. Patrick Mahomes could break the record in the upcoming future because the league is so soft these days. Look at what records Matthew Stafford, Matt Schaub, Nick Foles, and Ryan Tannehill were able to break in today’s era. Stafford passed for like 520 yards in one game and Schaub had like 527 yards. Foles threw 7 touchdown passes against the Raiders and Tannehill had a perfect game. Peyton Manning’s general manager, Bill Polian, was the one responsible for all the new rule changes around 2005.

    He was getting tired of his receivers getting mugged and owned against the Patriots’ defensive backs, so the league created new rules. Then, Carson Palmer got injured in 2006 versus the Steelers, so the Palmer Rule was established. This requires that defenders take every opportunity to avoid hitting a quarterback at or below the knees when the quarterback is in a defenseless position. At least Brady, Brees, Favre, and Peyton accumulated some of their stats when football was still football.

  20. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 17, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Hail to Alex Guerrero
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    Care to be more specific, and provide proof? If not, you’re an epic fail.
    Take my advice and don’t quit your day job. You’re neither clever nor funny.

  21. Mr. Tyreke-Hill says:

    Patrick Mahomes will break all the QB records, including LEGITIMATE championships.
    Mahomes will be considered the G.O.A.T and his records will never be broken
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    After this year Mahomes will be 0-4 against Brady and will quickly be approaching Andrew Luck status.

  22. Brady did not have Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne for multiple seasons, and he doesn’t care as much about throwing a touchdown pass on the five yard line.
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    For the past 20 years, if the Pats had the ball on the 5 yard line or closer, they would RUN, not throw, it in 98% of the time.

    And here’s the best part. Brady could not care less as long as the team scored.

  23. That record doesn’t mean much.

    I am interested at the number if top notch QBs hurt this season. Luck, Big Ben and Brees are huge losses. Foles is not in that tier but he’s a big loss. Darnold is out. Cam Newton is clearly playing hurt. That’s 6 out of 32 teams.

    Four of those 6 teams were expected to make the playoffs. Four out of twelve expected playoff teams is one-third potentially knocked out of the playoffs by week two.

    Yikes!

  24. I’ll tip my hat to Mahomeboy if he breaks these records but I wouldn’t take it for granted if I were you. We don’t know how steep the decline in athleticism and productivity will be that comes with age and with defenses studying your film.

    One record Mahomey is unlikely to break is SB championships and playoff wins.

  25. tyelee says:
    September 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    LMAO…@ Brady…. has to hag around in mid-40s to get a record a man set that retired in his late 30s… big accomplishment… SMH!

    So what if Manning threw for a million yards? Brady’s got the rings.

  26. Clear path, the story of Brady’s career. Cheating team around him, weak division, every other QB getting injured while a flag is thrown if you look at Brady. Yep….clear and easy path with lots of help on the way. The NFL has fooled all Patriots homers thinking he’s the best when he was just catered that way.

  27. Dan Sardo says:
    September 17, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    One of the most meaningless records there is …
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    Without a doubt. Have to factor in play calling, the supporting cast, etc.. With all due respect to Manning and Brees, comparing stats of QB’s that play the majority of their games indoors and ideal conditions vs. outdoors not a fair comparison.

  28. orrnumberfour says:

    September 17, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Remember when Peyton broke the record? It was a huge celebration, and they stopped the game to honor him getting the record.

    When Brady breaks the record there will be no such gaudy celebration or stopping the game right in the middle of it.

    Brady: “I just like winning.”

    GOAT – So says not the fans, but HIS PEERS in the NFL, both active and retired. If you are so stupid or jealous that you don’t recognize him as the GOAT, then the problem is with you, not him.
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    I hope you post as often telling us how you were wrong when Brady breaks the record and they stop the game as you are now.

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