You probably know that Tom Brady is the GOAT, and he holds the record for passing in nearly every regular season, playoff, and Super Bowl in the sun. Still, there are a few more facts you should see that will probably leave your mouth open. Below, we examine 12 of the craziest facts from Brady’s 23-year NFL career: officially retired on Wednesday 45 years old
1. No NFL team had a record of winnings against Tom Brady.
This is not a typo. The winningest player in NFL history has never had a losing record against any team, including the playoffs. He is also one of four players to beat all 32 teams along with Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
2. Brady has had three Hall of Fame careers.
That pretty much speaks for itself, but you should also know that Brady scored more goals in his 40s (193) than Troy Aikman did in his entire 12-year career (165).
3. Brady did not play for a moment when he was mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
Even when he failed to qualify for the postseason in 2002, he was not officially eliminated from playoff contention until he was eliminated after playing the Patriots on the final day of the season.
4. Brady had a 50.7-mile passing yard (89,214)
That’s enough to go up and down Mount Everest four times and come back a fifth time. Mount Everest, the highest point above sea level on Earth, is 8.5 miles above sea level.
Brady also had more passing pitches (89,214) than Joe Montana and Steve Young combined (73,675) and nearly 40,000 more passing pitches than the rest of the 2000 draft class (49,548).
5. Brady won one ring for each QB drafted before him in 2000 (six) and one for himself.
Brady’s seven titles are the highest in NFL history. Not bad for someone who was drafted 199th in 2000. There were six QBs selected before him (Chad Pennington, Giovanni Carmazzi, Chris Redman, Tee Martin, Marc Bulger, Spergon Wynn), meaning he had enough rings for each quarterback and would still win. has one for himself.
6. Brady had a better percentage of 3 than Stephen Curry to reach the Super Bowl
Brady has reached the Super Bowl 10 times in 21 seasons full-time (this does not include 2000 when he was a backup and 2008 when he tore his ACL in Week 1). Because of this, his odds of making it into the Super Bowl were higher (48%) than Stephen Curry, the all-time top 3-pointer.
7. Six players who started their careers after Brady was inducted into the Hall of Fame
During Brady’s 23-year celebrity run, six other NFL players were also enjoying great careers. In fact, these six people — LaDainian Tomlinson (2017), Ed Reed (2019), Troy Polamalu (2020), Steve Hutchinson (2020), Calvin Johnson (2021), and Richard Seymour (2021) — have all been inducted into the Hall of Fame. entry. Before Brady completed his storybook career.
8. Brady was the last active professional athlete selected by the Montreal Expos.
Brady’s retirement means there are no more active professional athletes drafted by the Expos. he was Taken in round 18 by Montreal in 1995
9. Brady is the second most fielded player in NFL history after turning 40.
Brady had six welcome yards in his 40s thanks to his six-yard catch against the Titans in 2018. That’s still good enough to be the second-highest total in NFL history after Jerry Rice turns 40.
10. Brady will earn more than he earned in his NFL career as a broadcaster
Brady has the most career earnings in NFL history ($333 million), but is poised to earn more as a broadcaster.
11. Only one remnant on the NFL’s top 10 pass tank destroyer leaderboards from 2000
Brady’s career has lasted so long that today there is only one player in the top 10 on the all-time touchdown pass leaderboard, and he was also in the top 10 when Brady entered the league in 2000. This is Dan Marino, the NFL’s all-time leader in this regard. category when Brady enlisted and now ranks seventh.
There have been 217 individual 4,000-yard passing seasons in NFL history, of which 179 (82%) have come since Brady entered the league in 2000.
12. Brady has made more than 50 passes to win six playoff games, more than double the sum of all others in league history
Usually when you have to land 50 shots in a playoff game, your team gets hammered and your garbage time stats go up. But for Brady, no shortcoming was ever out of reach. He was 6-4 (.600) when he made 50 pass attempts in his playoff career, including his 62-point comeback win against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. 3-34 (.081) when all other players in post-season history passed 50 times.
Contributions from CBS Sports Research