Right this moment the G.O.A.T. turns 45 years previous.
Whereas Tom Brady’s birthday will not be but an NFL vacation — wait 10 years for the league to launch “Tom Brady Coaching Camp Day” the place followers can pet goats and eat cake — it is as shut as any identify day comes.
Born Aug. 3, 1977, in San Mateo, California, Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. continues destroying NFL data, significantly these age-related ones. Father Time grinds his enamel with each snap Brady takes, lampooning the previous’s good document.
When Brady completes his first cross in Week 1, the Bucs QB will be a part of Corridor of Famer George Blanda as the one gamers to have a passing yard at age 45-plus in NFL historical past. Likewise, with one rush yard or one reception, Brady could be the primary participant in NFL historical past with a rush yard or reception at age 45 or older.
In honor of TB12’s birthday, the crack NFL Analysis squad put collectively some notes. Let’s dig by way of as we scarf down some sugar-free avocado cake:
1. American tradition the yr Brady was born in 1977:
- The highest film on the field workplace was Star Wars ($307,263,857 complete gross).
- The highest music of the yr was Tonight’s the Evening (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart.
- Laverne & Shirley was the top-rated tv present.
- Stephen King’s The Shining was revealed.
- Apple launched the Apple II, the corporate’s first private pc.
2. There are at present 104 lively gamers that had been born after April 16, 2000, the day New England drafted Brady. These males do not know a breath of life with out TB12 within the NFL.
3. The Buccaneers’ prime 2022 draft choose (DT Logan Corridor, thirty third total choose) was born on April 22, 2000 — six days after Brady was drafted. Every of the primary 12 gamers chosen within the 2022 NFL Draft was born after Brady was drafted.
4. 13 of the 32 present head coaches are youthful than Brady. Two present head coaches (Kevin O’Connell in 2008 and Kliff Kingsbury in 2003) had been QBs drafted by the Patriots whereas Brady was on the workforce.
5. Brady has extra passing yards in his 40s (22,938) than these notable QBs of their complete profession:
- Roger Staubach (22,700)
- Michael Vick (22,464)
- Sammy Baugh (21,886)
- Neil O’Donnell (21,690)
- Jim McMahon (18,148)
6. Brady has extra passing TD in his 40s (168) than these notable QBs of their complete profession:
- Troy Aikman (165)
- Jim Plunkett (164)
- Bart Starr (152)
7. Brady led the NFL with 45 complete touchdowns (43 cross, 2 rush) within the 2021 common season at age 44. It marked his second profession season with 45-plus complete TDs (additionally 2007). He turned considered one of three gamers with two profession seasons with 45-plus complete scores (Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers). Brady is the one participant to have such a season at age 40-plus years previous.
8. For those who embrace playoff stats, Brady has had 45-plus passing TDs in 4 profession seasons, probably the most such seasons in NFL historical past (Brady’s seasons: 2007, 2011, 2020, 2021). Rodgers (3), Manning and Patrick Mahomes (2) are the one different gamers with multiple such season of their careers.
9. Brady has 13 seasons with 4,500-plus passing yards (together with playoffs) in his profession, probably the most in NFL historical past. Drew Brees (12) is the one different participant with 10 or extra such seasons in NFL historical past.
10. Age 45 “non-sports” associated enjoyable information:
- Tom Hanks received the American Movie Institute’s Life Achievement Award in 2002 at age 45.
- Samuel L. Jackson starred as Jules Winnfield within the film Pulp Fiction at age 45.
- The Mannequin T was invented by Henry Ford at age 45.
- Paul Simon received Album of the 12 months for Graceland on the 1987 Grammy Awards (You Can Name Me Al was one of many songs) at age 45.
- J.R.R. Tolkien revealed The Hobbit at age 45.
- Ted Danson performed Sam Malone within the eleventh season of tv comedy Cheers at age 45.