Tom Brady just broke two franchise records for the Bucs on the same play.
Brady became the Bucs’ all-time single-season passing leader at 5,113 yards. The historic moment arrived with his touchdown pass to Le’Veon Bell at the end of the second quarter against the Panthers. Brady surpassed Jameis Winston’s number of 5,109 back in the 2019 season to be first in the history books.
He also broke his own Bucs single-season franchise record by throwing his 41st touchdown pass of the year. He threw 40 last season.
Coming into the game, Brady needed just 130 yards to accomplish the record. With Mike Evans needing a milestone and Rob Gronkowski closing in on a million dollar incentive, it was only a matter of time before Brady reached the number.
It’s also the second occasion of Brady’s career in which he’s thrown for over 5,000 yards. The other time was in 2011 when he threw for 5,235 yards.
Since joining Tampa Bay last season, Brady has been shattering both team and league records at a torrid pace. He’s the Bucs single-season leader in yards, completions and touchdowns. Meanwhile, in two seasons with the Bucs, Brady has become first all-time in the NFL in career passing yards, threw his 600th career touchdown pass and also became the fourth player in league history to defeat all 32 franchises.
By the way, Brady also helped the Bucs win their second Super Bowl and his seventh when Tampa won Super Bowl LV in his first season with the team. Winning a title in his first year with a new organization is an accomplishment that Hall Of Famers such as Joe Montana and Brett Favre were unable to achieve when joining their new franchises. Brady and the Bucs also made history as the first team to win the Super Bowl on their own field.
The GOAT and Tampa Bay will have a chance to create more history when the post seasons begins next week as the Bucs look to defense their championship and go for two in a row.