Brady can pass both Favre and Peyton for career passing yards on Sunday

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New England quarterback Tom Brady is fourth in NFL history in passing yards. By the end of Sunday’s game in Washington, he could be second.

Brady has 71,575 passing yards in his career, putting him just behind Brett Favre (71,838) and Peyton Manning (71,940). If Brady throws for 264 yards on Sunday he’ll pass Favre, and if he throws for 366 yards he’ll pass Manning, too.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is first in NFL history with 74,845 passing yards. Brady will gain ground on Brees as long as Brees is still recovering from a thumb injury, but he still needs 3,270 yards to catch Brees.

Brady and Brees will likely be within striking range of each other for the career passing yardage and passing touchdowns records for as long as they’re both playing.

25 responses to “Brady can pass both Favre and Peyton for career passing yards on Sunday

  1. But he’s in danger of slipping below 1,000 career rushing yards! He has -3 on the season.

  2. Mahomes might pass them all by the end of next season at the rate he’s going. Can you imagine if Belichick had drafted Mahomes as Brady’s heir?

  3. Brees has done his damage without consistently getting the ball back from a top 10 defense every year as Brady has. Not a hater it’s just the truth. Oh yeah and 4 inches shorter too.

  4. I don’t know Brady, but I’m pretty sure he only cares about the rings.

    In addition to the Rings I’m sure that he loves the locker room experience, who wouldn’t, a bunch of guys bro’ing out playing a game.

    Only one who cares about stats is fans and Joe Montana

  5. sb44champs says:
    October 2, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Brees has amassed most of his stats playing in a climate controlled dome all these years, just like Manning. Comparing those numbers to a guy who plays in the elements is laughable.

  6. when any other QB has 6 rings they can be in the conversation. His stats stand up to anyone. What a shame that some people are too childish to appreciate that they are witnessing another Legend being written before their eyes. When Mahomes has 3 rings and is still a top QB in 10 years, he’ll be half as great as Brady’s

  7. Years played should factor in here. However, that said, Brady’s playoff stats add a whole ‘nother pile of numbers to put him up there. Bree’s, Manning, and even Favre don’t have the history in the playoffs that Brady does. It’s not entirely their fault, of course, but you can’t take that away from the guy for what he’s been able to do. Whether you think Brady is better or worse than those fellas is arguable, but you can’t say he didn’t place himself there of his own effort. Major props to Tom for that.

  8. sb44champs says:
    October 2, 2019 at 6:26 pm
    Brees has done his damage without consistently getting the ball back from a top 10 defense every year as Brady has. Not a hater it’s just the truth. Oh yeah and 4 inches shorter too.
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    The Patriots have not always had a great defense. Did you get to see any of SB 52?

    Also, hard to compare someone who plays their career in domes and in warm weather cities to someone who routinely plays in cold and snow.and outdoors. Tom Brady will end up with better numbers because he has more football left. He keeps himself in great shape.

  9. aarons444 says:
    October 2, 2019 at 5:20 pm
    Peyton and Eli Manning + 4 SB rings
    Favre + 1 SB ring
    Brees + 1 SB ring
    ———————–
    Brady = 6 SB rings

    Had to add another Manning in there to have the math come out correctly

  10. infinitig says:
    October 2, 2019 at 10:37 pm
    Well when you play 7 more games than Manning or Brees you should pass them. That’s the way things work.
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    Well when those two you mentioned played 50% of their games in a dome you pass for more yards. That’s the way things work.

  11. brees can get back and reclaim the career yardage lead. he’s in a dome, on a good team and still has it in him. i hope brees does retire with that record, he’s earned it.

  12. aarons444 says:
    October 2, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Manning
    Favre
    Brees
    Brady
    ————————————————————————————-
    Is there a bigger fraud than Peyton Manning?

    The guy padded his stats playing in a dome against the worst division in the league as evidenced by the fact that his Colts swept their division every year during his tenure and won 10 division titles, but as soon as they got into the playoffs against better competition was one and done nine (9!) times.

  13. Brady became the NFL all-time leader in passing yards last November 2018 (79,280/y)… he has just been adding to it since then. You guys want to penalize for making the play-offs and not count those yards… go ahead, it doesn’t change the fact

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