Tom Brady breaks two records in win against Colts
New England Patriots star Tom Brady broke two NFL records in the 38-24 win against the Colts on Thursday Night Football.
Brady became the first player in NFL history to pass for 500 touchdowns for a single team, and he has now thrown touchdown passes to 71 different receivers over his career.
Tom Brady, the 5-time Super Bowl champion and 2-time MVP, added two more records to his legacy on Thursday Night Football against the Colts. Brady became the third player in NFL history to reach 500 touchdown passes, but he’s the only quarterback to accomplish that with one team. Peyton Manning (539) and Brett Favre (508) are the other two quarterbacks in the 500-club, but they played for multiple teams.
Brady’s 500th career touchdown pass was special for another reason – it broke another record. When Brady found Josh Gordon for the score, Brady became the only quarterback ever to throw a touchdown to 71 different receivers. He broke Vinny Testaverde’s previous record of touchdown throws to 70 wideouts. The record speaks volume of Brady and his ability to be successful with whoever is at the wide receiver position despite a lot of turnover over the years.
Brady’s career night added to an already cemented career. Brady now owns 13 NFL records, including impressive ones such as regular season wins (199), playoff wins (27) and playoff passing yards (10,226). With the way Brady plays at age 41 and how he takes care of his body, there’s no telling what records Brady can still reach.