Tom Brady is Tom Terrific

Last season, Pro Bowl quarterback Tom Brady guided the New England Patriots to an AFC East title and became the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win 10 division championships. Brady also passed for an AFC-best 4,827 yards in 2012, joining Peyton Manning (12), Drew Brees (seven), Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (six) and Brett Favre (six) as the only players to reach 4,000 passing yards in five or more seasons.

"Playing against Brady, you're always in awe watching how good he really is," says former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

Brady, who ranks fifth in NFL history with 334 career touchdown passes, approaches his 14th season with the same determination as when he entered the league as a sixth-round selection in the 2000 NFL Draft.

"He is still that guy that comes early and leaves late," says Patriots Pro Bowl linebacker Jerod Mayo. "He is hard working and even though he is a Hall of Fame quarterback, you would think that he was starting his first year in the league. That is the way he works; he always comes in and makes sure everyone is on the same page on both sides of the ball."

Most Career TD Passes

Quarterback Career TD Passes
Source: NFL *Active
Brett Favre508
Peyton Manning*436
Dan Marino420
Fran Tarkenton342
Tom Brady*334


Brady, a two-time NFL MVP, has a 136-39 (.777) career regular-season record, the best winning percentage of any quarterback in the Super Bowl era with at least 100 starts. Brady's 136 career regular-season wins are the fifth-most among starting quarterbacks in NFL history.

The quarterbacks with the best regular-season record in the Super Bowl era (minimum 100 starts) and the most regular-season wins as a starter in NFL history:

Best Win Percent in Super Bowl Era

Quarterback Record Win Pct.
Source: NFL *Active
Tom Brady*136-39-0.777
Roger Staubach85-29-0.746
Joe Montana117-47-0.713
Ben Roethlisberger*87-39-0.690
Peyton Manning*154-70-0.688


Most Career Wins As Starter

Quarterback Record Win Pct.
Source: NFL *Active
Brett Favre186-112-0.624
Peyton Manning*154-70-0.688
John Elway148-82-1.643
Dan Marino147-93-0.613
Tom Brady*136-39-0.777


In the 2012 postseason, Brady (17) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana (16) for the most postseason wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

"Tom has meant a lot to us since he's been here," says Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who has combined with Brady for the most regular-season wins (136) by a quarterback-head coach duo in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). "He started winning playoff games the first year he really got a chance to participate in them. Tom is a great competitor. He's our leader and we all follow him, we all respect him. There's no quarterback I'd rather have than Tom Brady."

The starting quarterbacks with the most playoff wins in NFL history:

Quarterback Team(s) Playoff Wins
Source: NFL *Active
Tom Brady*New England17
Joe MontanaSan Francisco, Kansas City16
Terry BradshawPittsburgh14
John ElwayDenver14
Brett FavreGreen Bay, Minnesota13


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