Tom Brady passes Peyton Manning for No. 2 all-time in passing yards
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 334 yards in his team’s Thursday night win over the New York Giants, vaulting him past Peyton Manning and into second place all-time in passing yards, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com.
Brady now has 72,257 yards over the course of his 20-year career (not including playoffs). New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is currently No. 1 with 74,845 yards.
But Brady doesn’t care all that much about individual records:
“I’m not a golfer. I don’t play tennis,” said Brady earlier this week. “You look at some of these individual sports, and yeah, it’s amazing and there’s great accomplishments. But I think the joy in sports for me is the relationships I’ve built with my teammates, my coaches and the organization I’ve represented. Because I’ve been fortunate to play in the same place for 20 years, with great teammates, I’ve been able to pile up a lot of individual statistics. But the reality for me, all of those I share with all the guys I play with.”
While he may not put all that much stock into individual achievements, he certainly has a lot of them.
Not only is Brady second all-time in passing yardage, but he has six Super Bowl championships, two more than any other quarterback in NFL history. He also owns four Super Bowl MVPs, which beats out Joe Montana’s three for the most ever.
And Brady could be on his way to his seventh title.
The Patriots improved to 6-0 with their win over the Patriots and will now head into their bye week before taking on the New York Jets on Oct. 21.