Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is set up to break Drew Brees’ NFL record for completions in a season thanks to the 17th game.
Tom Brady already has a lot of NFL records. However, the 44-year-old could continue to play in the pros until he owns all of them.
Brady appears almost certain to win another game in the last week of the regular season.
With 456 pass completions, the Buccaneers’ QB enters Week 18. He’s just 16 completions away from breaking Drew Brees’ single-season record of 471.
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Brees broke the previous record of 468 completed games in 2011 by setting the record in 2016. With 456 completions in 2014, the Saints legend is also the best single-season finisher.
Brady has already tied for third place and it would be pretty shocking if he didn’t run away with the record with the NFL introducing the 17th game to the regular season.
Brady is currently averaging 28.5 completions each game. He has completed 18.8 completions this season. He just has to do what he’s done each week and he’ll easily add the record to his resumé.
He holds the records for passing yards, touchdowns, and completions for a career. With every game, he adds distance to Brees by being in second for each of these categories.
Brady is still ahead of Brees with 24.9 passes per game and 24.6 respectively. Don’t put it past Brady to overtake that one as well. Brees can at least add an asterisk to Brady’s single-season marks since he now gets an extra game to do it.