NFL 2016: Tom Brady Amongst the All-Time Elite
NFL 2016: Tom Brady Amongst the All-Time Elite

Last season, Tom Brady guided the Patriots to their fifth consecutive AFC Championship Game and is the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win 13 division championships. Love him or hate him, Tom Brady is one of the all-time elites and his winning ways are sure to continue this season as well

"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 (172) by a quarterback-head coach duo in NFL history. "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."

Brady, a two-time NFL MVP, has a 172-51 (.771) career regular-season record, the best winning percentage of any NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl era with at least 100 starts. Brady's 172 career regular-season wins are the third-most among starting quarterbacks in NFL history.

"Quarterbacking is artwork and Tom Brady is the ultimate artist," says Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback STEVE YOUNG.

Brady's star has always shined the brightest during the playoffs. He is the all-time postseason leader in career completions (738), touchdowns (56), passing yards (7,957) and wins by a starting quarterback (22).

NFL Starting Quarterbacks Most Playoff Wins

Quarterback Team(s) Wins
Source: NFL *Active
Tom Brady*New England22
Joe MontanaSan Francisco, Kansas City16
Terry BradshawPittsburgh14
John ElwayDenver14
Peyton ManningIndianapolis, Denver14


Brady -- tied with Drew Brees for third in NFL history with 428 career touchdown passes -- is approaching his 17th NFL season with the same determination as when he entered the league as a sixth-round selection in the 2000 NFL Draft. In 2016, Brady and Brees should join PEYTON MANNING (539) and BRETT FAVRE (508) as the only players in NFL history with 450 career touchdown passes.

All-Time NFL Career Touchdown Pass Leaders

Quarterback TD Passes
Source: NFL *Active
Peyton Manning539
Brett Favre508
Tom Brady*428
Drew Brees*428
Dan Marino420


Brady also ranks fifth in NFL history with 58,028 career passing yards and needs 1,972 to join Manning, Favre, Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO and Brees as the only players to reach 60,000 passing yards.

All-Time NFL Career Passing Yard Leaders

Quarterback Passing Yards
Source: NFL *Active
Peyton Manning71,940
Brett Favre71,838
Dan Marino61,361
Drew Brees*60,903
Tom Brady*58,028


Tom Brady 2015 Season Passing Stats


Tom Brady Career Passing Stats


Tom Brady also shines during crunch time. In 2015, Brady posted a passer rating of 111.3 in the fourth quarter.

"Tom has been just a tremendous leader and tremendous player for our organization," says Patriots head coach BILL BELICHICK about Brady. "He's the greatest quarterback of all time."

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