By David Austin Bumpus 10/27/15
Tom Brady has had a historic career with the Patriots, and is off to a strong start in the 6-0 run the team has achieved.
Lost in the success of the team as a whole, Brady has reached two important individual milestones so far this season. In Week 3, Brady became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to pass for 400 touchdowns alongside Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Dan Marino. Now, Brady reached history in another statistic.
In Week 7 against the Jets, Brady completed a pass to Danny Amendola and became the fifth quarterback in history to pass for 55,000 yards in his career. Brady joined the likes of Favre, Manning, Dan Marino and Drew Brees at the top of the list.
Amendola also caught the touchdown pass from Brady that brought him to 400, giving Brady a common thread in the history books for the two milestones of this year.
Brady is on pace to reach 5,477 passing yards in this season alone, which would tie Manning’s single season passing yards record set in 2013. Manning was 37 when he set the record.
The Patriots’ quarterback is also on pace to reach 43 touchdowns this season, which would be the second highest season total for passing touchdowns in his career, behind his 50 touchdowns from 2007.
Brady, performing as strong as ever at 38 years old, told the media before the game against the Jets that he hopes to play in the NFL for another 10 years. The thought of Brady playing until he is 48 leaves Patriots fans to think how many more milestones he can reach in that time period.