With three more touchdown passes Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts, future Hall of Famer Tom Brady will cross the 500-touchdown plateau. The New England Patriots star would be only the third quarterback in NFL history to reach that mark.
Though, that’s not the only milestone Brady is going for. According to NFL Research, Brady could pass Vinny Testaverde by throwing a touchdown to a 71st different player throughout his career. That would be an NFL record.
Tom Brady has thrown a TD pass to 70 different players in his career, tied for the most in NFL history
Josh Gordon, Sony Michel, Jacob Hollister, and Matthew Slater are Patriots skill players yet to catch a TD from Brady (all are active tonight)#Patriots
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 4, 2018
This might not be a well-known stat, but it tells us just how darn good Mr. Brady has been in New England. Testaverde played for seven different teams during a ho-hum 21-year career.
Brady has accomplished this feat with one team. He’s done so over a 19-year career in which the quarterback has led the Patriots to contention with a revolving door of pass catchers. That’s some astonishing stuff right there.