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Tom Brady leaves Patriots: Quarterback's New England career in numbers

By Sports Desk March 17, 2020

Tom Brady is set to hit NFL free agency, ending a glorious two-decade run with the New England Patriots.

The 42-year-old quarterback will be out of contract when the new NFL year begins on March 18, meaning for the first time in his illustrious career, he is poised to play elsewhere in 2020.

Here we take a look at Brady's records and statistics from his time as a Patriot.

 

199th pick - 198 players were selected in the 2000 NFL Draft - including six quarterbacks - before New England took Brady, an unheralded quarterback from the University of Michigan.

326 games - Brady made a total of 326 appearances for the Patriots - 285 in the regular season and 41 in the playoffs - since debuting in 2000. All but two of those appearances have been starts.

249 victories - No other quarterback can compete with Brady's 249 wins as a starter across the regular season and postseason. Drew Brees, with 171, is the next closest.

Six rings - The Patriots made nine Super Bowls during the Brady era. He owns the most Super Bowl victories among all players, one more than Charles Haley and two more than fellow quarterbacks Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.

Four Super Bowl MVPs - Brady also leads the way in MVP awards for the big game. Only five players have been named Super Bowl MVP on more than one occasion (Brady, Montana, Bradshaw, Bart Starr and Eli Manning).

14 Pro Bowls - His Super Bowl appearances meant Brady had to miss many of the Pro Bowls he was nominated for, but he holds the record for most nods, along with Tony Gonzalez, Peyton Manning, Bruce Matthews and Merlin Olsen.

45 fourth-quarter comebacks - Peyton Manning may have more fourth-quarter comebacks in the regular season (43 to Brady's 36), yet his great rival has nine in the postseason compared to The Sheriff's two.

58 game-winning drives - In all six of New England's Super Bowl victories, Brady has engineered a game-winning drive. In the regular season, he is behind just Peyton Manning, Brees and Dan Marino in that category.

74,571 yards - Brees is the only signal caller to have thrown for more yards than Brady in the regular season, and the man second on the list is just 2,845 yards behind.

541 passing touchdowns - It's neck and neck between the two in the category of most touchdowns thrown in the regular season, too, with Brees leading the way on 547 scores.

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