Over the course of his legendary 18+ years in the NFL, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has set numerous records. During today’s game against the New York Jets, the 41-year old added another one — one of his most impressive to date: with a four-yard pass in the second quarter to running back Sony Michel, Brady became the league’s all-time leader in combined passing yards.
Entering the 2018 season, Brady ranked fourth all-time in regular season passing yards with 66,159. However, his playoff production is unrivaled as the he has thrown for more yards (10,226) during the postseason — let alone won more games and titles — than any other player in league history. If you combined Brady’s regular and postseason numbers at the beginning of the year, he sat at 76,385. Since then, he added almost 3,000 more.
Those last few yards have now given him the all-time lead when it comes to passing yardage in a career. Brady has now thrown for more yards than the previous record holder, his long-time rival Peyton Manning. The fellow future Hall of Famer who played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos ended his career with a combined 79,379 passing yards.