Tom Brady poised to top 700 career TD passes, combining regular season and playoffs

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Tom Brady is already the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, both in the regular season and in the postseason. But this year he may reach a milestone that once would have been unthinkable: 700 touchdown passes in his NFL career.

Brady has 581 career touchdown passes in the regular season, and another 83 in the postseason. That total of 664 career touchdown passes is by far the most in NFL history.

And with a good year in 2021, Brady should surpass 700 total. Brady needs 36 touchdowns to reach 700 for his career, and last year he threw 40 touchdown passes in the regular season and added another 10 in the postseason.

Drew Brees, who retired with 608 total touchdown passes (571 in the regular season and 37 in the postseason) is the only other player with even 600.

Among active players, Aaron Rodgers is second behind Brady, with 457 touchdown passes in the regular season and postseason combined. It would take Rodgers five more seasons of playing at his 2020 MVP level to reach 700. Don’t expect anyone else to join Brady in the 700 Club any time soon.

37 responses to “Tom Brady poised to top 700 career TD passes, combining regular season and playoffs

  1. How’s it going to end? Will Brady ride off into the sunset, still revered as the glamor boy of the NFL? Or will he stay at the party a bit too long and have his secrets of success exposed for all to see?

  2. Father time is undefeated. Brady will most likely take the wrong hit, & the party will end. He’s had a great run, & will be argued about/debated as the greatest, long after most of us are gone.

  3. RoofDude says:
    July 8, 2021 at 8:43 am
    Father time is undefeated. Brady will most likely take the wrong hit, & the party will end. He’s had a great run, & will be argued about/debated as the greatest, long after most of us are gone.

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    That argument ended 3 SBs ago….

  4. There are other milestones within Brady’s reach. With two typical seasons, he will reach the otherworldly total of 100,000 total yards, combined regular season and playoffs. He stands now at 91,653, so he’ll need 8,347 to reach 100K. Also, two decent playoff runs by the Buccaneers/Brady will give him a shot at 100 touchdown passes in the playoffs. He needs 17. Finally — this one will take three more seasons — he needs 36 victories combined to reach 300 total wins, the equivalent of 20 15-win seasons. Wow. Just wow.

  5. RoofDude says:

    July 8, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Father time is undefeated. Brady will most likely take the wrong hit, & the party will end. He’s had a great run, & will be argued about/debated as the greatest, long after most of us are gone.

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    Just because it’s been repeated doesnt mean it’s true, Vince Carter and Tom Brady would both argue differently.

  6. RoofDude says:
    July 8, 2021 at 8:43 am
    Father time is undefeated. Brady will most likely take the wrong hit, & the party will end. He’s had a great run, & will be argued about/debated as the greatest, long after most of us are gone.
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    The debate abut Brady being the GREATEST was over a few years back…. There really is nothing to debate or argue about…. It’s just a FACT….There’s NOBODY better…. NOBODY, resistance is FUTILE

  7. In addition to establishing himself as the greatest quarterback in NFL history before age 40, Tom Brady has redefined productivity and success for a NFL quarterback after the age of 40. In all likelihood, Tom will take a well-deserved bow and exit the stage following the 2021 season.

  8. BB and his intricate Perkins passing system deserve credit for those numbers.

  9. acemagee45 says:
    July 8, 2021 at 9:38 am
    GOAT game manager hands down.

    Yes, he “managed” to win 7 Super Bowls. No skill required, right?

  10. Ok Emmitt Smith. AKA – there are many better QBs deserving of GOAT title, same as there are better RBs than Emmitt…with all due respect to both men. There should be a Lou G/Cal R type caveat recognition.

    Plus many great QBs didn’t have the post-season runs that Pats do. Still consider that to be more about BB and his defenses (apparently not his WRs based on yesterday’s story…) than Brady.

  11. Unreal all these numbers he has put up. For someone to break these records, even with the extra game added, will need to have a successful and injury free career. Basically have 15 mvp level seasons just to get into striking distance.

  12. Brady is the GOAT of all QBS in their 20s,
    Brady is the GOAT of all QBS in their 30s,
    Brady is the GOAT (by far) of all QBS in their 40s

    To argue that TB12 is not the GOAT overall, for a career, is really silly at this point.

    Do you value wins? (NO CONTEST)
    Do you value rings? (NO CONTEST)
    Do you value TDs? (NO CONTEST)
    Do you value passing yards? (NO CONTEST)
    Do you value SB MVPs? (NO CONTEST)
    Do you value votes / opoinions of peers? (NO CONTEST)
    Do you value all-league / pro bowl nods? (NO CONTEST)
    Do you value performance under pressure? (NO CONTEST)
    Do you value regular season MVPs (then there can be a bit of a debate)
    Do you value performance over ONE season instead of over a career (then there can be a bit of a debate)

  13. As if Tompa’s social media posts aren’t insufferable enough, now we all can look forward to more cringy self-promotion

  14. All you dopey guys who keep talking about Brady as a “game manager”, stop saying stupid stuff and please just look at the years of highlights and especially his last year’s passing highlights. Think about what this guy has to see and process to make those throws. There aren’t 5 guys in the league right now that have that precision. It’s a thing of beauty. Honestly when he’s not “on”, it’s because the Oline is not “on”. When the Oline is on, he’s an absolute killer.

  15. kissbillsrings says:
    July 8, 2021 at 9:33 am
    RoofDude says:
    July 8, 2021 at 8:43 am
    Father time is undefeated. Brady will most likely take the wrong hit, & the party will end. He’s had a great run, & will be argued about/debated as the greatest, long after most of us are gone.
    ————————————————————————————————
    The debate abut Brady being the GREATEST was over a few years back…. There really is nothing to debate or argue about…. It’s just a FACT….There’s NOBODY better…. NOBODY, resistance is FUTILE

    ***********************************************************************************

    I agree that Brady is the GOAT. I’m not suggesting otherwise. I just know some folks will continue to debate it. Everybody has haters…lol What he’s accomplished will never be repeated.

  16. Coach Redd says:
    July 8, 2021 at 10:11 am
    Ok Emmitt Smith. AKA – there are many better QBs deserving of GOAT title, same as there are better RBs than Emmitt…with all due respect to both men. There should be a Lou G/Cal R type caveat recognition.

    Plus many great QBs didn’t have the post-season runs that Pats do. Still consider that to be more about BB and his defenses (apparently not his WRs based on yesterday’s story…) than Brady.

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    BB’s defenses were given late 4th quarter leads in all 3 SB losses…..and those defense crumbled

  17. I don’t get the ‘game manager’ comments like its an insult. I’ve never heard losing quarterbacks called ‘game managers.’ The label is only applied to winners to bring them down. The point of the game is to win. This ain’t a judged sport with ‘style points.’ It is simply about beating your opponent.

    I suppose the ‘game manager is bad’ commenters prefer a reckless QB who flings its without regard and gets lots of TD bombs and INTs. That guy used to play for Tampa Bay and they immediately won a super bowl after getting rid of him.

  18. Unthinkable to the haters maybe. Many of us saw it coming in the early 2000s. Heck, I remember this place when Brady won his fourth ring in 2014 against the legendary Seahawks dynasty —we were overrun with people claiming he was washed up and got carried by the defense (in a game in which he had the then largest 4th quarter SB comeback before later breaking his own record.). One brave soul posted that they thought Brady still had a “few more rings in him” and got downvoted to oblivion. Congratulations, you all played yourselves.

  19. If teams won Super Bowls with game manager QBs then the Ravens would have won a lot more Super Bowls.

  20. What’s more impressive is that most of his receivers have been garbage yet he was still able to be successful.

  21. As a Pats fan all I can say is it that it still hurts. A lot. Thankful to have had him for 20 but it should have been forever.

  22. timetolisten says:
    July 8, 2021 at 7:53 am
    How’s it going to end? Will Brady ride off into the sunset, still revered as the glamor boy of the NFL? Or will he stay at the party a bit too long and have his secrets of success exposed for all to see?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Secrets of his success? They’ve already been exposed – in fact published. It’s called the TB12 method.

  23. touchback6 says:
    July 8, 2021 at 9:59 am
    BB and his intricate Perkins passing system deserve credit for those numbers.
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    Tell Cam Newton about this passing system.

  24. Except for the Eagles loss, Belichick’s defense kept the Patriots in the Super Bowls while Brady did nothing for most of the game…

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    nhpats2011 says:

    BB’s defenses were given late 4th quarter leads in all 3 SB losses…..and those defense crumbled

  25. You must be a “mile high” if you think that’s how it’s been done. Salary cap infractions, PEDs, HGH…the Broncos historically are always leading the league in those categories. It turns out, however, that you almost always need a great quarterback to win—it’s the most important position in sports as it relates to outcomes and Brady is unquestionably the best ever at it.

    See if if you can get Drew Lock to channel vintage John Elway and turn the Broncos ship around………yeah, I didn’t think so.

  26. las0023 says:
    July 8, 2021 at 1:42 pm
    Except for the Eagles loss, Belichick’s defense kept the Patriots in the Super Bowls while Brady did nothing for most of the game…

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    nhpats2011 says:

    BB’s defenses were given late 4th quarter leads in all 3 SB losses…..and those defense crumbled

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    He did enough to give the Pats the lead with just minutes left in both SBs against the giants. All NE needed to do was keep NY out of the end zone and hold them to a FG….and they couldn’t

  27. Just outstanding. I’m very glad I’ve been able to watch his entire career. There’s been some amazing QBs these past few decades. Brady, Favre and Peyton were my favorites to watch. Man there was nothing better watching Peyton-led Colts battle Brady and the Pats for all those years.

  28. Game managers don’t come back from down 28-3 in the Super Bowl. Or down 14 twice against one of the greatest defenses of all time. As a matter of fact, he has 3 of the largest comebacks in Super Bowl history. Game managers don’t win Super Bowls down points.

    Calling Brady a game manager is the ultimate sign you either don’t watch football or are jealous that your team’s QBs just throw tons of interceptions.

  29. If Brady retired right now Mahomes would need to pass for 5012 yards, 35.5 tds, and get 14.7 wins for 15 straight seasons to equal Brady’s stats. That would be 295 yards and a little more than 2 tds every game he plays and have 14 or 15 wins every season. That would take him from now until he is 41 years old. Brady still playing plus health will most likely require Mahomes to put up greater numbers but a rough idea of what is required from the young upstart.

  30. devilsadvocate says:
    July 8, 2021 at 5:42 pm
    Brady earned his place as #1. Rodgers is lucky to be at #2.

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    It’s debatable as to whether Rogers is even #2 historically on the Packers. Bart Starr and Brett Favre would like a word with you

  31. Why not? Brady will get better this year with his new team. That’s scary and fun.

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