Buccaneers Quarterback Approaching Another Incredible Milestone

In a career full of unfathomable achievements, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has established an unassailable legacy as the NFL's greatest quarterback of all time. Now in his age 45 season, the future Hall of Famer is within striking distance of yet another mark that may never again be approached. Brady is 779 yards away from crossing 100 000 combined regular season and postseason passing yards. With a couple of big games, he could accomplish the feat by this time next week. Hopefully, he'll cross the mark as dramatically as he did when he topped 700 passing touchdowns.
When Brady entered the league in 2000, the record for combined regular season and postseason passing yards was held by Dan Marino, who threw for 65871. Brady already owns the record by literal miles; second-place Drew Brees sports 85724. The next most behind Brady among active players is Matt Ryan with 64172. Needless to say, no one will approach 100 000 for quite some time.

It's hard to say where 100 000 combined yards would rank among Brady's many, many records. The man sports 35 postseason wins, more than double any other quarterback in NFL history. He won 21 straight games including postseason play from 2003-2004. He opened his career with 10 straight playoff wins. He's led the league in passing touchdowns five times, including as recently as 2021. He has led 13 top-five scoring offenses. All those marks are singular with varying degrees of unattainability, but they don't quite have the heft of six digits. That being said, it may be premature to assume he doesn't add some other ludicrous accolade to his resume before he retires. Whenever that is.
It's hard to guess which of Brady's achievements will become most synonymous with his greatness. In the end, simplicity tends to win out. Despite all the yardage, all the touchdowns, and all the wins, the odds are Brady will likely forever be remembered for his seven Super Bowl championships. Unless he wins an eighth.

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