Tom Brady broke NFL records on an almost weekly basis with the New England Patriots, and he'll continue that trend in Tampa Bay.
Brady's Buccaneers debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints will be the quarterback's 327th NFL game (including postseason).
When Brady takes his first snap, he'll officially have played in more games than any QB in league history, surpassing Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
On Sunday, Buccaneers QB Tom Brady will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre for the most games played (regular season + playoffs) by an NFL QB in league history (327). pic.twitter.com/VPUKbOvpnc— Buccaneers Communications (@BuccaneersComms) September 11, 2020
Brady actually played in 17 fewer regular season games than Favre over his 20-year career with the Patriots.
But the six-time Super Bowl champion caught up to the Packers legend with 41 playoff games played, the most in NFL history by more than a full regular season. (Joe Montana is second with 23 playoff games played.)
That's a lot of postseason games -- especially when you consider this eye-opening stat about Brady's contemporaries.
Put another way: More than half of the league's 94 active quarterbacks have played in fewer regular season games than Brady has playoff appearances.
The GOAT is facing off against another old-timer Sunday in New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, who has 296 career games to his name.
According to NFL Research, Brady and Brees will make history when they take the field Sunday in what should be one of the best games of Week 1.
Tom Brady (43) & Drew Brees (41) will meet Sunday in the first matchup in NFL history between 2 starting QBs age 40+— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 11, 2020
To no surprise, Brees (18) & Brady (17) rank in the Top 3 among QBs in Wk 1 starts
Brees (39) has the most pass TDs ever in Wk 1, with Brady in a close 2nd (37)