pirate quarterback Tom Brady He’s close to the NFL’s passing yardage record, and will likely break it when he returns to New England in a fortnight for Sunday Night Football.
Brady currently owns 79,859 yards, which means he needs exactly 500 yards to break the all-time record of 80,358 yards, held by Drew Brees.
With two games this season, Brady is averaging 327.5 yards passing per game, so if he continues at nearly that pace, he will break the record in Week Four, when he returns to long-awaited New England to play the Patriots.
The career passing record was changed from Brett Favre to Peyton Manning in 2015 and from Manning to Bryce in 2018, so with Brady set to break the record in 2021, it was broken every three years. But once Brady breaks the record, he will own it for many years. Brady shows no signs of slowing down, so he will likely add several thousand passing yards to the record, and no one else particularly close: Ben Roethlisberger, who is second only to Brady among active players, is nearly 20,000 yards behind Brady.
That’s a record that Brady will likely still have when he is inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame years from now, and it’s a record he will likely break in the most anticipated game of this NFL season.
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