Tom Brady broke Drew Brees’ record for career passing yards, but another Super Bowl-winning quarterback made history on Sunday. The Patriots quarterback surpassed the Saints star’s mark of 71,940 yards in a dramatic overtime victory over the Chiefs.
Drew Brees broke the record for passing yards in a season, but Tom Brady broke another Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s record on Sunday.
For every reason conceivable, Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough to face the New England Patriots was the highlight of the NFL weekend. On Sunday evening, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback marched right in and passed Drew Brees for the NFL’s all-time passing yards record.
On Sunday, though, Brady wasn’t the only quarterback to establish a new mark. Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, made history as well in their win against the San Francisco 49ers.
Brady didn’t score a touchdown in his highly-anticipated return to Gilette Stadium, but the Bucs won due to a botched field goal that rebounded off the goalpost in spectacular manner.
Russell Wilson achieves another another milestone.
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with head coach Pete Carroll after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on October 3, 2021. | Getty Images/Ezra Shaw
Trey Lance made an appearance in the second half and threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Seahawks marched into San Francisco and defeated the 49ers. According to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, all eyes were on Lance, but it was Wilson who made history by being the quickest player in NFL history to reach 100 victories.
Brady and Peyton Manning are among the others on the list, both of whom are excellent quarterbacks. Wilson, on the other hand, did it six games faster than Manning, which is quite an achievement for the former Wisconsin standout.
Wilson has the Seahawks at 2-2 in the NFC West, perhaps the hardest division in the NFL, after a tumultuous offseason marred by trade rumors and discontent with the club.
Wilson should continue to break records with the Seahawks and deserve a shrine in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when his playing days are done if he keeps up his current pace.
Wilson joins the ranks of other NFL superstars.
This is an impressive list to be on. In his tenth season in the league, he has 100 wins, a Super Bowl title, and seven Pro Bowl appearances to his credit. To put things in context, Brady has 233 career wins, almost 50 more than Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, who are tied for second.
Every year, the best quarterbacks are included in conversations about the NFL MVP award, but despite his outstanding statistics, Wilson’s name is often ignored. Wilson finished eight yards short of a career year in passing yards in 2020, ending with 4,212 yards and a career-high 40 touchdowns as Seattle advanced to the playoffs and won the NFC West.
Although this season will be more challenging, the Seahawks should be able to contend for a postseason berth. The Arizona Cardinals are 4-0, while the Los Angeles Rams are 3-1 after losing their first game of the season on Sunday to Kyler Murray’s squad. The 49ers are also 2-2, so things in the division may become very interesting for the rest of the season, but Wilson under center usually provides Seattle a strong chance to win football games.
The Super Bowl-winning quarterback should keep breaking records.
Wilson, who is 32 years old, is showing no signs of slowing down. He has yet to throw an interception in four games this season and has been destroying opposition defenses. Wilson still managed 298 yards and a score via the air in a Week 3 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings.
Wilson and company have a favorable schedule over the next four weeks, with games against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, and the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.
A win against the Rams in prime time would be big for Seattle and Wilson, and if he can keep winning games, he may set more records in the future.
Pro Football Reference provided the statistics.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many passing yards Does Tom Brady need to pass Drew Brees?
Tom Brady needs to pass Drew Brees in 6 games.
Who holds the most passing yards in NFL history?
The most passing yards in NFL history is held by Peyton Manning.
Did Brady break passing record?
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