Tampa Bay Buccaneers superstar quarterback Tom Brady is all but set to make history on Sunday when the Bucs take on the Las Vegas Raiders. Currently, Brady is just one touchdown pass behind New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees for the all-time record, and the former could overtake the latter this weekend.
As pointed out by Michael David Smith of NBC Sports, Brady is currently at 555 career touchdown passes, which is just one behind Brees’ league record career total of 556. If Brady is able to throw at least two TD passes on Sunday against the Raiders, then we might just have a new record-holder in place.
It goes without saying, however, that this is still Brees’ record to lose. The Saints go up against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon, and he could very well add to his tally in that game. Tom Brady and Co. take the field a few hours later, and he will then get an opportunity to break the long-standing record.
Whatever the case may be, it’s not hard to imagine that this might be a record that will go back-and-forth between these two legendary QB’s throughout the season. It’s just impossible to tell at this point who’s going to end up as the uncontested owner of this individual NFL accolade once it is all said and done.
What cannot be denied, however, is that we are lucky to have witnessed the careers of two of the greatest quarterbacks this sport has ever seen.