Tom Brady

Historic! Tom Brady, the first NFL player to pass 100,000 yards through the air

Tom Brady
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady became on Sunday the first player in NFL history to surpass 100,000 yards per pass in the regular season and Playoffs.

The winner of seven Super Bowl rings reached 100,116 yards in his team’s 16-9 win over the champion Los Angeles Rams in Week 9 of the 2022 season.

The two quarterbacks with the most yards accumulated after Brady are Drew Brees with 85,724 and Peyton Manning with 79,279, both already retired, which makes the Tampa Bay quarterback’s feat seem unattainable.

Even though his receivers dropped several of his throws in the duel against Los Angeles, Brady accumulated 280 yards, one touchdown, completed 36 of 58 attempts, and was caught once.

Last Friday, the passer acknowledged that the credit for surpassing the 100,000-yard barrier goes to all the players who have accompanied him throughout his 23 seasons in the NFL.

“More than for me it’s a credit to all the guys I played with, for all the guys who protected the guys who caught those passes and me,” the San Mateo, California, native said in the conference.

Tom Brady’s other records

In his 23 years in the league, 20 with the Patriots, with whom he won six Super Bowls, and three with the Buccaneers, with whom he won one, Brady boasts multiple records.

He is the player with the most Super Bowl appearances with 10, the Most Valuable Player designations, five; the one with the most regular season touchdown passes, the most pass completions, and the most wins, among others.

Brady also acknowledged that the 100,000-yard figure was a crazy number he never thought he could surpass. “I think everyone would have said we’re crazy, including me if at the beginning of my career that figure had been mentioned to me, but I insist, it’s a credit to all the people I’ve played with. Thank you all.”

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