Tom Brady’s Unique Statistical Record As A Receiver Is Something Every Sports Fan Needs To Know

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It is truly the end of an era. Tom Brady officially retied from football earlier this week and marked the end of his 22-year career in the NFL.

With his retirement, TB12 goes out as the greatest quarterback of all-time. He also goes down in the history books holding multiple records (h/t CBS Sports) and sits near the top of quite a few statistical categories. One in particular stands out as extremely unique.

Career Records:

  • Most Super Bowl titles by a player: 7
  • Most games won by a player: 278
  • Most games played by a quarterback: 365
  • Most games started by a quarterback: 363
  • Most combined passing attempts: 13,172
  • Most combined passing completions: 8,428
  • Most combined touchdown passes: 710
  • Most combined passing yards: 97,569
  • Most game-winning drives: 67
  • Most fourth-quarter comebacks: 51
  • Most times sacked: 622

Regular Season Records:

  • Most games won by a player: 243
  • Most wins on the road by a quarterback: 110
  • Most wins at home by a quarterback: 133
  • Only quarterback to have three consecutive games with 300 or more passing yards, three or more touchdown passes and zero interceptions
  • Most quarterback starts: 316
  • Most games by a quarterback: 318
  • Oldest quarterback to start and win a game: 44
  • Oldest quarterback to lead the league in passing yards: 44 (5,316 yards in 2021)
  • Most yards in a single season for a quarterback aged 40 and older: 5,316 (age 44)
  • Oldest player to win NFL MVP: 40
  • Most career passing yards with one team: 74,571 (Patriots)
  • Most career passing yards: 84,520
  • Most seasons with at least 3,000 yards passing: 19
  • Most career passing completions: 7,263
  • Most career passing attempts: 11,317
  • Most career touchdown passes: 624
  • Most games with a touchdown pass: 275
  • Most games with multiple touchdown passes: 198
  • Most games with three touchdown passes: 101
  • Most games with four touchdown passes: 39
  • Most consecutive games with two touchdown passes and no interceptions: 9
  • Most games with at least 300 passing yards and no interceptions: 58
  • Most games with three touchdown passes and no interceptions: 66
  • Most games with four touchdown passes and no interceptions: 28
  • Most seasons with at least 20 touchdown passes: 19
  • Most seasons as passing touchdowns leader: 5
  • Most touchdown passes in a season as starting QB aged 40 or older: 43 (2021)

Playoffs Records:

  • Most consecutive seasons in the NFL playoffs by a team, player or head coach: 13
  • Most wins: 35
  • Most games started: 47
  • Most teams beaten by a quarterback: 19
  • Most stadiums won in by a quarterback: 13
  • Most games won by a starting quarterback: 34
  • Most consecutive wins by a starting quarterback: 10 (2001–2005)
  • Most consecutive wins to start a career by a starting quarterback: 10 (2001, 2003–2005)
  • Most postseason touchdown passes to different players: 34
  • Most touchdown passes: 86
  • Most passing yards: 13,049
  • Most passes completed: 1,165
  • Most passes attempted: 1,855
  • Most passes intercepted: 39
  • Most NFL conference championship appearances by a starting quarterback: 14
  • Most NFL conference championship wins by a starting quarterback: 10
  • Oldest quarterback to win an AFC title game: 41 years, 5 months, 17 days
  • Oldest quarterback to win an NFC title game: 43 years, 174 days
  • Most career 300-plus passing yard games: 16
  • Most game-winning drives: 14
  • Most fourth-quarter comebacks: 9
  • Most multi-touchdown passing games: 27

Super Bowl Records:

  • Most wins as a player: 7
  • Most Super Bowl MVPs: 5
  • Most Super Bowl appearances: 10
  • More wins than any one NFL franchise has in total
  • Is the only quarterback to win the Super Bowl for both the AFC and NFC
  • Most touchdown passes: 21
  • Most passing yards: 3,039
  • Most passing yards in a Super Bowl (505)
  • Most passes completed: 277
  • Most passes completed in a Super Bowl (43)
  • Most passes attempted: 421
  • Most passes attempted in a Super Bowl (62)
  • Oldest QB to start a Super Bowl: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  • Oldest QB to win a Super Bowl: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  • Oldest player to win Super Bowl MVP: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  • Most consecutive completions in a single Super Bowl: 16 (XLVI)
  • Most game-winning drives: 6

But that is not it.

One of the most unique statistical categories on which Tom Brady sits near the top is for the most receiving yards after turning 40 years old. Only three players in NFL history have caught a pass after turning 40 years old and two of them are in the Hall of Fame with Brady on his way.

Jerry Rice leads the category with more than 2,000 receiving yards and Brett Favre sits third with negative two. Brady is second in the statistical category with six receiving yards.

Obviously, the player pool is limited, but the fact that only three players have caught a pass at 40 years old or older and two of them are quarterbacks is something that you will never forget. Tom Brady is the all-time leader in NFL history for receiving yards by a quarterback over 40. Bring that one up at your next dinner party!