Tom Brady Could Break All-Time NFL Passing Record at New England Patriots’ Backyard

Published 05/12/2021, 2:02 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Tom Brady has won all that there is to win and then some in the NFL. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB is a 7-time Super Bowl winner with his most recent triumph coming just last season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

But Brady will mostly be remembered for his time at New England. Alongside Head Coach Bill Belichick, the duo tore up NFL defenses for years. 

Establishing arguably the greatest dynasty in NFL history, Brady will forever be a legend at Foxborough. And it looks like Brady might end up breaking yet another all-time NFL record where it all began.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Tom Brady chases Drew Brees’ passing record 

During the offseason, Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Drew Brees, announced his retirement from the sport. The New Orleans Saints legend left the sport as the league’s all-time leader in terms of passing yards.

But Brady is not far behind. While Brees retired with an astonishing 80,358 passing yards to his name, Brady ended the 2020 campaign with 79,204

DIVE DEEPER

Watch Enthusiast Tom Brady Compares NFL Teams to Classic Timepieces

4 months ago

This means that the Bucs quarterback trails Brees by just 1,154 yards. If one goes by Brady’s numbers from 2020, the QB averaged close to 290 yards a game. 

So by doing the math, one can assume that Brady will surpass Brees’ record by Week 4 of the 2021 season. And the football gods could not have scripted a better place to see the historic event go down.  

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands at the start of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

While the NFL is yet to release the full list of fixtures for the upcoming season, several sources have confirmed that the Buccaneers will travel to the Gillette Stadium to take on Belichick’s Patriots.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Breaking the record itself will be a big moment for the quarterback. But breaking it at Foxborough would be the cherry on the cake. 

DIVE DEEPER

‘Haven’t Talked at All’- Rob Gronkowski Talks About His Relationship With Bill Belichick Since Trade

4 months ago

But as it goes with Brady, one record just isn’t enough. If Brady manages to beat the Patriots that day, he’ll become only the 3rd quarterback in league history to beat all 32 teams in the league.  

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

A feat only accomplished so far by Drew Brees and NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. With two records on the line, which do you think is more likely to tumble in Week 4?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Shivayan Roy

1068 articles

Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT