Tom Brady closing in on 600 career touchdown passes, an NFL first

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When Tom Brady‘s NFL career started, Dan Marino owned the NFL passing touchdown record, with 420 in his career. Brady now owns the passing touchdowns record, and is poised to surpass a new landmark as soon as Sunday.

Brady currently has 598 career passing touchdowns, meaning he’s two away from 600 in his career. He could reach that milestone on Sunday against the Bears.

Only three other quarterbacks have surpassed 500 touchdowns: Drew Brees (571), Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Favre (508).

After Brady, Aaron Rodgers is the active leader, with 424 passing touchdowns. It seems unlikely that Rodgers will ever surpass Brady, given that Rodgers would likely need to play at least four or five seasons after Brady retired to do it, and Brady is showing no signs of slowing down.

Brady is also the NFL’s career record holder for postseason touchdown passes, with 83.

5 responses to “Tom Brady closing in on 600 career touchdown passes, an NFL first

  1. I’d love to see him play under the same rules Marino, Elway, Kelly and Montana played under, trust me he wouldn’t own records and would probably have retired 10 years ago

  2. Wow who would have thunk it. He always was on teams with more then one good receiver and tight ends and had a decent O line, that makes a big difference but he still has to make the throws

  3. All these records will be broken. Maybe the TD record with Rodgers. More games and Brady, contrary to the one post above, did play in a different era along with Manning for awhile.

    No question someone will get close to 100k yards down the line and the TD record will get broken eventually.

    One caveat, this is assuming Brady doesn’t play for another 3-4 years.

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