Tom Brady breaks Brett Favre's career starts record, finishes season with 40 TD passes

Tom Brady has another spot in the NFL record books.

Brady made his 299th career start on Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons at home, 44-27. It surpassed Hall of Famer Brett Favre’s mark of 298.

Today will be Tom Brady’s 299th career start, which would surpass Brett Favre for most by a quarterback in NFL history.

Brady has thrown for 668 yards in his last 4 quarters played. He’s the first player to throw for 600 yards over a 4-quarter span since 1978.

H/T @EliasSports

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 3, 2021

Since taking over as quarterback of the New England Patriots in 2001, Brady has gotten the start in nearly every game of his 21-year career. He missed almost the entire 2008 season after injuring his knee in the season opener and also missed four games in 2016.

He holds the record for most wins as a starting quarterback with 229. Brady, 43, is also atop the NFL career leaderboard in passing touchdowns (581), having topped New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in October. The two active quarterbacks have traded the all-time mark before.

He’ll likely build on his record for career playoff games started next week in the first round. The six-time Super Bowl champion is currently at 41.

Brady reaches 40 TD passes with Buccaneers

With four touchdowns against the Falcons, Brady reached 40 touchdowns on the season. He joined Peyton Manning as the only players in history with at least 40 touchdowns in a season with multiple teams.

Only Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers has more 40-plus touchdown seasons than the two stars. He has three.

Tom Brady has joined Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history with 40+ pass TD in a single season with multiple teams

2020 is Brady’s 2nd season with 40+ pass TD, T-2nd-most such seasons in NFL history…

Only Aaron Rodgers (3) has more seasons with 40+ pass TD

— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 3, 2021

Brady got the Buccaneers on the road to a win early with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Chris Godwin. He hit Antonio Brown with a 25-yard score in the second quarter and led the Buccaneers into the locker room with a 23-10 lead.

Brady hit both Godwin and Brown again in the final four minutes of the game to put away the Falcons, who made it a 30-27 deficit with 8:19 on the clock.

More from Yahoo Sports:

  • Wetzel: Texas, Michigan take very different coaching paths

  • Thamel: Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the risks

  • Broncos legend, Pro Football Hall of Famer Little dies at 78

  • Hoops Hall of Famer Westphal, 70, dies of brain cancer

Source: Read Full Article