Tom Brady and Drew Brees Passing NFL TD Record Back and Forth This Season

Brady is currently the record-holder with 559 passing TDs after throwing four yesterday

Tom Brady and Drew Brees Passing NFL TD Record Back and Forth This Season
Tom Brady hugs Drew Brees following a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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This season in the NFL, it appears that two of football’s best passers are going to be passing one of the game’s most-coveted records back and forth.

Taking the field on Sunday in Las Vegas, Tom Brady trailed Drew Brees by three career passing touchdowns after the New Orleans quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns earlier in the day to stretch his career tally to 558.

But, during Tampa Bay’s beat down of the Raiders, Brady threw four scores (and rushed for another) to break Brees’s record and give himself 559 passing touchdowns, a new NFL record.

Brees originally took the record from Peyton Manning last season with four touchdown passes during the Saints’ 34-7 Week 15 win over the Colts to give him 541 overall. “It was special, everything about the night,” Brees said at the time. “It just kind of makes your whole life and career flash before your eyes, because I never thought I’d have a chance to be part of something like this.”

With Brees and Brady both still playing at a high level despite both being in their 40s, it seems fairly likely that the passing record is going to change hands multiple times this season.

Brees will almost certainly tie or take it back from Brady when the Saints take on the Bears on Sunday and Brady will probably have it once again by the end of the next night after the Bucs take on the Giants on Monday Night Football.

At this point, expect to see Brady and Brees continue to pass the record back and forth. It seems destined to end up with whomever retires last.

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