Tampa Bay Buccaneers clinched their 11th victory of the season with a 44-27 thrashing of the Atlanta Falcons at the Raymond James Stadium. However, its their veteran quarterback Tom Brady who has been on the limelight for setting a record that will likely never be broken.
With four passing TDs in the Falcons game, Tom Brady has become the oldest NFL player to clock more than 40 touchdown passes in one season, as well as joining former QB Peyton Manning as the only two players in the league’s history to land the feat with multiple teams.
43 passing TDs at 43 years of age: Tom Brady sets record that’s unlikely to be broken
After Sunday’s match, the Bucs veteran has tallied 43 touchdown passes in the ongoing NFL season, at a striking age of 43, which is unlikely to be broken by any player over Brady’s age.
Moreover, the Falcons game was also Brady’s 299th career start, breaking NFL Hall of Famer and former Packers QB Brett Favre’s record of 298. This year also marks Brady’s second season with over 40 passing TDs, while Packers icon Aaron Rodgers being ahead of him with three such seasons.
Along with four touchdown passes, Brady completed 26 of 41 passes and covered a whopping 399 passing yards, as well as one interception as the Bucs handed Falcons their 12th defeat this season.
However, marking his 299th career start and throwing over 40 TD passes while being aged over 40 is just two of the three possible historical feats that the veteran QB has pocketed this season.
As the Bucs head for the playoffs after 13 years, Brady can lead the team to a home game at the Super Bowl this season, which will be hosted at Tampa Bay as Bruce Arians’s side eye their second Vince Lombardi Trophy since the Super Bowl XXXVII.
A six-time champion, Brady switched sides to Tampa Bay after spending two decades with New England Patriots, who have failed to make the playoff cuts this year.