Tom Brady continues to add to his GOAT status. The New England Patriots quarterback shatters records with some regularity nowadays, and he now has another milestone on his resume.
Brady took the top spot on the all-time passing yards list on Sunday, passing Peyton Manning. Brady passed Manning with 79,280 yards including the playoffs. Brady reached the record in his 301 career games. Manning ended his career after 17 seasons and 293 games.
During the second quarter of the Patriots’ tilt with the New York Jets on Sunday, Brady completed a four-yard pass to Sony Michel on 2nd and 7. Though it seemed simple enough of a play, it actually had some pretty big historical significance.
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The Top 4 All-Time (Passing Yards) now reads:
1. Tom Brady (79,280)
2. Peyton Manning (79,279)
3. Drew Brees (77,789)
4. Brett Favre (77,693)
Coming into Sunday, Brady was having another solid year, if not a vintage one, passing for 2,748 yards, 17 touchdowns, and seven interceptions while completing 65.2 percent of his passes.
Brady will almost assuredly add further NFL records to his name before he calls it quits. The 41-year-old is likely more interested in adding to his Super Bowl victories.