Tom Brady has already cemented his place as one of the greatest players the NFL has ever seen.
The legendary quarterback has been tearing up the record books since his NFL career began with the New England Patriots in 2000. You can check out here the 15 Super Bowl records held by Tom Brady.
What has he achieved in that time and what else could he go on to do in the rest of his career.
His Career to Date
Brady spent 20 seasons with the Patriots and is widely regarded as being the key figure in the team’s dominance during much of this period. Yet, it all started out in a much lower key fashion. In fact, after his college career in Michigan, he was the 199th pick in the 2000 draft and wasn’t chosen until the sixth round.
It took him until his second season to take the role of starting quarterback, and he led the franchise to their first Super Bowl that season. He then held onto the starting role for 18 seasons, during which the Patriots picked up 17 division titles, together with six Super Bowl titles from nine appearances. He then joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 and won his tenth Super Bowl title with them.
What Records Does He Hold?
A long list of career records shows how Tom Brady has been consistently impressive over a long period of time. Among the most interesting records, he is the only QB to win the Super Bowl in three different decades, as well as being the only person to get the Super Bowl MVP for two different teams.
He has records in passing, completion, touchdown passes, and number of games too. Brady has never suffered a losing season and is the oldest winner of the Super Bowl MVP and NFL MVP awards, with no sign of him slowing down any time soon.
This season has seen him make 5,000 passing yards for the second time in his career. He also set a new passing completion record for a single season, reaching 472 in game 18 of the season. This puts him one ahead of Drew Brees’ total for the New Orleans Saints in 2016.
What Other Records Could He Break Now?
As he already has so many records to his name, it might seem difficult to find new records that he could break. However, Brady is such a driven character that you can be sure he has his eye on more historic achievements that are within his reach. If the Buccaneers make it to the Super Bowl 2002, Brady can also extend many of his own records, making it even more difficult for anyone to ever beat them.
While he has some of the Super Bowl passing records already, there are some left to aim for. For example, Brady holds the record for most career Super Bowl touchdown passes, with 21. Yet, the most TD passes in a half are four, which is a record held by Doug Williams and Steve Young. Williams also has the record for most TD passes in a quarter, which is also four.
As for the most TD passes in a single Super Bowl game, this record belongs to Steve Young, who made six passes when the San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.
In the same vein, Tom Brady has the most passing yards in a Super Bowl game, with 505 yards in Super Bowl LII. However, the most passing yards in a quarter was achieved by Doug Williams when he managed 228 yards in the second quarter of the Washington Redskins vs the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI.
In terms of the longest pass ever made in the championship game, Jake Delhomme set this mark with an incredible 85-yard pass in Super Bowl XXXVIII between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots. So there are still a few records like this he may break soon.