Tom Brady has had his fair share of ludicrous stats in his career. This one that was broadcasted during the Buccaneers’ recent game is almost asinine.
One can look at countless reasons when it comes to why Tom Brady is the greatest of all time. There’s winning, accomplishments, longevity, general handsomeness just to name a few. When it comes to various stats and factoids though, they’re just simply cherries on top of the world’s largest sundae.
The one that was accomplished during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the New York Giants, was probably like the 33rd such cherry on the aforementioned Sunday, and that’s only since Brady came to the Buccaneers.
After Brady threw a touchdown pass to Mike Evans, who became the Buccaneers’ all-time touchdown leader by doing so, it marked the 154th touchdown Brady has thrown in since turning 40 years old.
No there’s a lot to take in there, but will stick with the sheer insanity of that number. After the touchdown, ESPN put out the following graphic to put that number into perspective.
Where to even begin. Those three or three of the most legendary quarterbacks to ever play the game of football. Coincidentally, like Brady, they are also three of the most winningest quarterbacks. You have to ask your father about Roger Staubach, his father about Bart Starr, and if you’re lucky enough, his about Sid Luckman. If you can’t do any of those things, fortunately, we have you covered. So here’s the quick rundown.
Staubach was the leader of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970s when they became “America’s Team” and was even dubbed “Captain America”. He led them to Super Bowl titles in 1971 and 1977 while getting them to Super Sunday in 1975, 1978, and splitting time with Craig Morton in 1970. Starr was the quarterback for Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers, and lead them to a championship appearance in 1960, and championship wins in 1961, 1962, 1965, and the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967. Luckman meanwhile, was the quarterback of the legendary “Monsters of the Midway” Chicago Bears, who won NFL Championships in 1940, 1941, 1943, and 1946, while getting to the championship game in 1942 (when they had an undefeated regular season).
Suffice to say, this is excellent company. All are absolute legends of not only the quarterback position but the game of football in general.
Of course, as it was pointed out on the broadcast, the passing game has exploded with each passing year in the NFL, and passing stats are always going to be more bloated. Case in point, Jameis Winston has a 5,000-yard season on his resume. That is something that should be taken into account.
However, when it comes to Tom Brady, his legacy is far beyond the realm of comprehension, and there really isn’t anything that can take away from that at this point. At the end of the day, this stat puts in perspective just how ridiculously great he is, and how nobody has ever made it look so easy to be so great.