In a career as long and prestigious as the GOAT’s, records that, for others would be the highlight of their careers, are simply just another stat on a resume for Tom Brady. Many would assume that the future Hall of Famer has set just about every record in the books, especially after passing longtime rival Drew Brees as the all-time passing yards leaders in Week 4. However, Brady shockingly set a new personal record against the Dolphins that even he had not accomplished in his storied career. It was the first time that he had thrown for five touchdowns and over 400 yards in a single game.
Brady meeting this stat would make perfect sense if he was still in his 20’s like most of the other QBs in the league you would think to accomplish this, but he’s not. Somehow, even at his age, his arm appears to be better than ever, as was put on display as he threw a mix of deep and short balls, all with excellent accuracy and power. Brady has been thriving this year and looks to be in full control with the seemingly endless offensive talent the Bucs posses.
This stat is baffling to the mind given the magnitude of criticisms that have been thrown at Brady the last few years starting with the fact that he’s too old and his arm isn’t what it used to be. To be fair to those critics, other QBs the same age or even a little younger than Brady, such as Ben Roethlisberger, have seen their arm strength and confidence dramatically decrease with their age.
Thankfully, even the critics have begun to stop and realize that Brady is a freak of nature, pushing the boundaries of what everyone thought a QB could do.
People shouldn’t be surprised if Tom Brady accomplishes this feat a few more times this season, given he was able perform this feat without his favorite end zone target available, Rob Gronkowski.