Patriots will acknowledge Tom Brady's NFL passing document if he units it in New England, per report
Tom Brady is in a super state of affairs in Sunday’s return to Gillette Stadium, needing solely 68 passing yards to set the NFL’s all-time passing document â€” and towards his former workforce, as well.
In line with a report from ESPN, citing a Patriots workforce official, New England will pause to acknowledge Brady’s accomplishment, however will not cease the sport.
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That is a far cry from how the Saints dealt with the event of Drew Brees setting the league’s all-time passing document in 2018 in New Orleans: The house workforce stopped the sport and introduced Brees’ household onto the sphere because the Mercedes-Benz Superdome celebrated. It is value noting that Brees set the document on a 62-yard landing to Tre’Quan Smith.
No such fireworks shall be on show on Sunday if Brady units the document towards the Patriots, even contemplating the historical past between him, the Patriots and former coach Invoice Belichick.
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Brady sits at 80,291 passing yards getting into Sunday’s recreation, trailing Brees’ document of 80,358 yards. He already holds NFL data in regular-season landing passes (591), postseason passing touchdowns (83), quarterback wins (266) and game-winning drives (63), amongst others.
Brady, who performed for the Patriots for 20 seasons, accounted for 74,571 passing yards throughout his time in New England. He acquired to inside putting distance of the document after throwing for five,720 yards and 50 touchdowns in 2020 for the Buccaneers. He then primed himself to move the all-time document vs. the Patriots with 1,087 passing yards within the Bucs’ first three video games, together with a 432-yard recreation towards the Rams in Week 3.