Tom Brady passing for more yardage than ever before

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady broke the all-time NFL record for career passing yards on Sunday Night Football. But far from just compiling stats at the tail end of a long career, Brady is actually passing for more yardage than ever before.

Brady currently leads the NFL with 1,356 passing yards (although Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will probably pass him for the league lead tonight on Monday Night Football). That’s an average of 339 passing yards per game, which would be the best mark of Brady’s career.

In a 17-game season, Brady is on pace to finish 2021 with 5,763 passing yards, which would break the current NFL record of 5,477 yards, set by Peyton Manning in 2013.

Brady’s career high in passing yardage was 5,235 yards in 2011. As unbelievable as it is that he could set a career best at the age of 44, he’s on pace to do just that.

4 responses to “Tom Brady passing for more yardage than ever before

  1. Well it has less to do with Tom than it does the defense that can’t stop anybody and the pathetic run game

    Come back on if the could win with ball control and three and outs they would but they can’t

  2. Evans, Godwin, Brown, Gronk, best pass blocking OL in football, backs who can catch the ball and run. His age truly is remarkable. But it’s worth noting that Jameis averaged 319 ypg in his first year under Arians, and he didn’t have Antonio Brown or Gronk or as good of an OL.

    Between the talent on the field, the coach, and the current NFL rulebook, it’s not hyperbole to say this is the most QB friendly situation in the entire history of the NFL. Brady chose TB for a reason.

  3. Between the talent on the field, the coach, and the current NFL rulebook, it’s not hyperbole to say this is the most QB friendly situation in the entire history of the NFL. Brady chose TB for a reason. —————— I’ve got one for you: throwing to prime Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clarke, Brandon Stokely, and handing off to Edgerinn James while playing the majority of your games in a dome and getting to play an expansion franchise twice a year. That was Manning’s situation for most of the 2000s. While there is certainly talent, the desire by some to discredit Brady’s greatness by citing his roster (which was a perennial also-ran before Brady arrived) and coach (who never won anything before Brady), is laughable. Just accept Brady’s singular greatness. The fact he is still so good at the age of 44 is just insane.

  4. I put 0 bank into stats nowadays. With the ever expanding rules that protect the qb it’s much easier to compile numbers than ever before. I do applaud his longevity though as it is unprecedented. He is without a doubt the best.

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