Tom Brady and Philip Rivers to make NFL history in 2020
All eyes will be on the young signal-callers in the 2020 NFL season, but it is the veterans that will be creating history. In Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, Tom Brady and Philip Rivers are going to make NFL history when they make starts for their new teams.
Over the history of the NFL, there have been plenty of quarterbacks to switch teams at some point in their careers. However, Brady and Rivers could become the fifth and sixth quarterbacks to start for another team after winning 100 games with another franchise.
For Rivers, while he was with the Los Angeles Chargers, he was able to accumulate a record of 123-101 in the regular season. On the other hand, Brady recorded an impressive 219-64 record throughout his 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.
But in free agency, Rivers decided to sign with the Indianapolis Colts following his departure from the Chargers. As for Brady, he surprisingly left New England in favor of joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The other four quarterbacks to start for another team after accruing 100 wins with a team were Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning. As a matter of fact, Favre started for two teams (Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets) after leaving the Green Bay Packers.
After leaving their respective teams this offseason, Brady and Rivers are going to be faced with heightened expectations with their new teams. While both of them hope to achieve success next season, they’ll both achieve something that has only been done by four other quarterbacks.