Brady hails present, former staff mates for assist in setting passing mark


Oct 5 (Reuters) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady turned the NFL’s all-time chief in passing yards throughout Sunday’s 19-17 win at New England and the 44-year-old thanked present and former staff mates for serving to him attain the “amazing statistic”.

Brady was again on the Patriots’ dwelling for the primary time since he left them in 2020 after two trophy-laden a long time, throughout which he picked up six of his seven Super Bowl titles.

He marked his return by surpassing Drew Brees’ mark of 80,358 yards, his 269 yards in opposition to the Patriots giving him a profession complete 80,560.

“I think it’s an amazing statistic in that so many people can share in it with me. A quarterback doesn’t throw and catch. A quarterback can just throw it,” Brady informed reporters.

“Passing yards have to be caught so I hope that everybody who caught passes from me over the years just had a little smile on their face … knowing they contributed to a very cool record.

“There are some those that have preceded it, Brees who I look as much as, hell of a man. Peyton Manning, who’s one among my all-time favourites. Brett Favre, Dan Marino. My staff mates who caught these passes through the years, imply an terrible lot to me.”

Home fans at Gillette Stadium also chanted Brady’s name when he took the field.

“I attempted to not predict what was going to occur and the way I might really feel,” he said. “I had a couple of emotional moments simply fascinated with the those that have actually meant a lot to me in my life and which can be part of this neighborhood.

“Just grateful for an amazing time here. My football journey took me somewhere else, but I’m really enjoying that and great to get a win.”

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Oct 3, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts as he runs off of the field after a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports