Tom Brady holds the Lombardi Trophy
Feb 5, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the Super Bowl LIII championship parade through downtown Boston. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots close out their regular season against the Miami Dolphins, the GOAT will claim another NFL record.

As noted by NFL analyst Kerry Byrne, Brady will break Brett Favre’s record of 322 starts for a non-kicker, including playoffs.

Quite aside from the awe-inspiring longevity Brady has shown during his career — only suffering one season-ending injury in 20 campaigns — his overall record of 249-73 in his previous 322 starts stands out as particularly impressive.

Whether he plays another snap is irrelevant when it comes to Brady’s legacy, which is already set in stone. The six-time Super Bowl winner has been special since he first took over for Drew Bledsoe way back in 2001, and head coach Bill Belichick had an inkling of his greatness even before all that.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.