Tom Brady likely to break Drew Brees’ all-time completion record on Sunday

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Tom Brady is likely to add another NFL record to his career total on Sunday.

Brady will probably break the all-time completions record, currently held by Drew Brees, at some point during the Buccaneers’ home game against Buffalo.

Brees retired with the record of 7,142 completions in his career. Brady is currently at 7,125 career completions, so he needs 17 to tie the record and 18 to break it. Brady hasn’t been held to less than 20 completions in any game this season, so getting 18 against the Bills is a safe bet.

If Brady falls short, however, there would be some additional drama to the Buccaneers’ next game, which is against the Saints on Sunday Night Football. If Brady doesn’t break Brees’ record against the Bills, he’d be in line to break the record against Brees’ former team.

The official NFL records only count regular-season games. Brady also has 1,106 postseason completions, by far the most ever, and if those were included, Brady would already easily have the career record.

28 responses to “Tom Brady likely to break Drew Brees’ all-time completion record on Sunday

  1. He’ll own any meaningful regular season and playoff records, whether together or separate.

  2. That Cat will own every record in the book when he is done. And he may hold them for a VERY
    long time.

  3. unbreakable02215021217 says:
    December 7, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    That Cat will own every record in the book when he is done. And he may hold them for a VERY
    long time.
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    Obviously, you’ve never seen an NFL record book before. Brees holds the record for completion percentage in a game and season. Lamar holds the record for multiple perfect passer rating games in a season, etc, etc. I could go on and on. Brady has records in compiler stats. And why not when you play until you are 50?

  4. nite2al says:
    December 7, 2021 at 5:53 pm
    unbreakable02215021217 says:
    December 7, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    That Cat will own every record in the book when he is done. And he may hold them for a VERY
    long time.
    ______________________________

    Obviously, you’ve never seen an NFL record book before. Brees holds the record for completion percentage in a game and season. Lamar holds the record for multiple perfect passer rating games in a season, etc, etc. I could go on and on. Brady has records in compiler stats. And why not when you play until you are 50?
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    You try and downplay “compiler” stats. SMH. Don’t forget the “compiler” stat of 7 rings and counting when you try to deny the GOAT.

    Nite-T-Nite Al…

  5. lesepi says:

    December 7, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Well, if you play for a century, you should own them. Nothing remarkable here
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    Nothing remarkable? Remind me who else played for a “century” at a high level? Doing something no one else has done is remarkable. I wasn’t a Brady fan early in his career but I’ll say I’ve liked him more as the years have went on simply because trolls try to think of new ways to try and downgrade his dofferent accomplishments. I dont hear the trolls calling him a “system qb” anymore either.

  6. Obviously, you’ve never seen an NFL record book before. Brees holds the record for completion percentage in a game and season. Lamar holds the record for multiple perfect passer rating games in a season, etc, etc. I could go on and on. Brady has records in compiler stats. And why not when you play until you are 50?

    Brady lives RENT FREE in your head.

  7. Compiler stats are when you are playing below your standards and not winning. When you are still at the top of your game, are the current sb mvp, could be the current regular season mvp, and are still on a sb contending team you are not a compiler.

  8. ou try and downplay “compiler” stats. SMH. Don’t forget the “compiler” stat of 7 rings and counting when you try to deny the GOAT.

    Nite-T-Nite Al…
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    My fault, Brady did this all by himself. I’m not a most championships equal best ever player kinda guy. This ain’t tennis and I tend to peel back the onion. You don’t think Manning could have completed 5 yard passs to running backs, if he were on the Pats? Guys like Manning and Lamar are the team and are asked to do way more. Brady was in QB friendly system. Why do you think NE QBs are so successful? Remember Matt Cassell? Put Mac Jones on the Jets and see what you get. But keep trying guys.

  9. “Brees holds the record for completion percentage in a game and season. Lamar holds the record for multiple perfect passer rating games in a season, etc, etc.”

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    Using Lamar in any example including the great Brees and incomparable Brady is flat-out ridiculous.

    Like Cam Newton, Lamar will be relegated to the novelty bin in a few years.

  10. tb12gronk87 says:
    December 7, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Compiler stats are when you are playing below your standards and not winning. When you are still at the top of your game, are the current sb mvp, could be the current regular season mvp, and are still on a sb contending team you are not a compiler.
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    You’re right! That’s why he left NE when the talent sucked. Thank you. Love when we agree.

  11. Nfl is gonna rig it to happen against the Saints Just like the mvp race he’s had multiple bad games and the d had to carry him but he has a “hold” on mvp

  12. You don’t think Manning could have completed 5 yard passs to running backs, if he were on the Pats? Guys like Manning and Lamar are the team and are asked to do way more. Brady was in QB friendly system.

    Manning went into the playoffs EIGHT times with a top 10 Defensive in BOTH Scoring AND yards allowed. SEVEN of those eight times his team went one and done.

    His first year in Denver they had the number one D in the league me went one and done.

    This LAME argument that “they are asked to “be the team “
    Is flat out False
    Manning had two HOF WR (Wayne will be) and a HOF RB to help him.
    And still constantly came up short.

  13. turkeycreekjackjohnson says:
    December 7, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    “Brees holds the record for completion percentage in a game and season. Lamar holds the record for multiple perfect passer rating games in a season, etc, etc.”

    —-
    Using Lamar in any example including the great Brees and incomparable Brady is flat-out ridiculous.

    Like Cam Newton, Lamar will be relegated to the novelty bin in a few years.
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    Haha, I guess you can’t handle the truth. A dude who can’t throw has a perfect passer rating record. Lamar, novelty? Don’t know about that, but he will be a Patriot killer for years to come because BB cannot game plan against mobile QBs. Love teaching y’all lessons!

  14. flash1224 says:
    December 7, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    You don’t think Manning could have completed 5 yard passs to running backs, if he were on the Pats? Guys like Manning and Lamar are the team and are asked to do way more. Brady was in QB friendly system.

    Manning went into the playoffs EIGHT times with a top 10 Defensive in BOTH Scoring AND yards allowed. SEVEN of those eight times his team went one and done.

    His first year in Denver they had the number one D in the league me went one and done.

    This LAME argument that “they are asked to “be the team “
    Is flat out False
    Manning had two HOF WR (Wayne will be) and a HOF RB to help him.
    And still constantly came up short.
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    That didn’t come close to answering my question. Brady is a system guy, plain and simple. He can’t throw deep, can’t throw deep outs. He has limitations that BB knew about and Arians had to learn about on the fly, and insert checkdowns, etc. And it’s actually smart football. You don’t need a home run on every play. That’s why BB is the best at what he does and Brady is probably the 5th best QB of all time.

  15. flash1224 says:
    December 7, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Obviously, you’ve never seen an NFL record book before. Brees holds the record for completion percentage in a game and season. Lamar holds the record for multiple perfect passer rating games in a season, etc, etc. I could go on and on. Brady has records in compiler stats. And why not when you play until you are 50?

    Brady lives RENT FREE in your head.
    ________________________________________________________

    I’m still trying to process that one, but I wish he would pay me with all that money his has.

  16. He can’t throw deep, can’t throw deep outs.

    My god just stop.
    If he can’t throw deep then how come whenever he has had a legitimate deep threat WR he’s at the top of the league in passes completed 20 or more yards down field.

    When he had moss he broke records
    A couple of years ago he had Cooks for one season finished in the top 3 in passes compiled 20 or more yard
    Last season led the league in completions 20 or more yards down field.
    This season again up at the top in completions 20 or more yards down field.

    Tell us more how you don’t know what you’re talking about without telling us you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  17. Last season led the league in completions 20 or more yards down field.
    This season again up at the top in completions 20 or more yards down field
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    Simply not my definition of deep. I’m talking 45 yards plus in the air. No his forte. Don’t tell me you haven’t those awful deep passes that got picked in that GB game and the last 4 seasons. Watch the games, people. Limitations, own it.

  18. Good thing TB12 isn’t playing for Belichick or it might take him 6 or 8 games to break that passing number.
    I would like him as a system quarterback on the team that I support any day.

  19. I’m talking 45 yards plus in the air.

    Like the 55 yard one to Miller right before halftime?

  20. turkeycreekjackjohnson says:
    December 7, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    “Brees holds the record for completion percentage in a game and season. Lamar holds the record for multiple perfect passer rating games in a season, etc, etc.”

    —-
    Using Lamar in any example including the great Brees and incomparable Brady is flat-out ridiculous.

    Like Cam Newton, Lamar will be relegated to the novelty bin in a few years.
    ________________________________

    What? Lamar will be the Patriot killer in his career. BB historically has trouble against mobile QBs. Take notes, boys.

  21. Hmmmp, just win another SB then step aside so the young ones can shine. And for those who keep saying that Brady can’t throw deep balls what is that he’s doing now at 43 years old? Belichick shortchanged Brady and pegged him into a dink and dunk player with his bargain bin finds. This year Belichick spent more than the cost of Kraft to buy the Patriots to build this new team. He knows Brady is not there anymore to carry the team for cheap and he needs to win without Brady because Brady won without him. It’s lucky that they landed Mac who”s the most like Brady. Now we’ll see how far this team will go. It looks a winning one at this point and more than likely will end in the SB. But stop bashing Brady. He gave all he had for our team. He’s old and BB needed to look forward. It’s business. It is what it is.

  22. Imagine if Brady had 17 game seasons every year
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    No need

    – Pat Mahomes

  23. Brees and Manning ? Both guys played more than half of their games in the perfect weather snd field conditions of a dome. Brady played in the north east, all sorts of less than perfect weather and field conditions.

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