Tom Brady continues to strengthen his case for being the best quarterback ever.
He surpassed Joe Montana in Super Bowl victories with 5 by completing the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history in February.
Now Brady just passed Peyton Manning And Brett Favre for another record.
Brady is now the all-time leader in regular-season victories, and he seems to have a lot more left in the tank.
From Sporting News:
Tom Brady was already the winningest quarterback in NFL history. Now he has the most regular-season victories as well.
The Patriots quarterback broke a tie with Brett Favre and Peyton Manning Sunday as the Patriots held on for a 24-17 victory over the Jets. The win was the 187th regular-season win for Brady, who has 212 total victories, including the playoffs.
Favre and Manning each had 186 wins in the regular season with Favre holding 199 victories, including the postseason, at the time of his retirement. Manning retired following Super Bowl 50 with 200 total wins.
Most regular season wins by a starting QB. Most postseason wins by a starting QB. Most overall wins by a starting QB.
New England’s seven-point win Sunday was not without controversy as Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins had a touchdown taken away by a questionable call.
Seferian-Jenkins was headed to the end zone when he briefly bobbled the ball before falling into the pylon. He landed out of bounds with the ball securely in his grasp and the play was initially ruled a touchdown. Officials ruled following a replay review that Seferian-Jenkins fumbled the ball out of bounds for a touchback, negating the score and giving the ball to New England.
Controversy aside, Brady’s record as a starter is phenomenal. For Manning to reach 200 total wins, he had 92 losses. Favre’s teams lost 123 times in 322 games. Brady’s 212 total victories have come with just 63 losses. His Patriots are now 187-54 during the regular season with him at quarterback.
Even with the record, Brady was not impressed.
“I wish we would have done better, but we won,” he said after the game. “With a game like this, 24-17, some good plays we made, a lot we left out there”.
Despite the unparalleled success, Brady is a perfectionist. He also plays with a massive chip on his shoulder; he was drafted in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft, and during his senior season at Michigan, he was forced to split reps with young phenom Drew Henson.
Brady has far outpaced the six quarterbacks selected ahead of him in the draft. All of them have been out of the league for years, and one of them even became a goat farmer who lives off the grid.
Brady has great intangibles that set him apart, and the biggest is probably his passion for the game.
Tom Brady crying over being drafted in the 6th round.
Not too shabby to go from almost going undrafted to setting the record for most wins in a career.
No disrespect to insurance salesmen, but I think Brady found his calling.