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Tom Brady sets record with 600th touchdown pass

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady has made NFL history by being the first quarterback to throw for 600 touchdown passes.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a second quarter pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 14, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Mitchell Leff/Getty
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has shown no signs of slowing down, making NFL history by reaching 600 career touchdowns during the first quarter of their Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears.

The historic touchdown

Brady needed only two more passes to reach the milestone coming into Sunday’s game. The first touchdown was a four-yard throw to Chris Godwin, while the historic pass took place in the last few seconds of the first quarter on a nine-yard throw to Mike Evans.

No other quarterback has achieved this feat, with only three others passing the 500 mark- Drew Brees with 571, Peyton Manning with 539, and Brett Favre with 508.

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Rodgers a far second

The next active player with the biggest number of touchdown passes is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with 427. But at this point, it is unlikely for him to surpass Brady, who looks like he still has a few more years of playing ahead of him.

Although the Buccaneers’ signal caller is officially the oldest active player in the NFL at 44 years old, he has said he believes he could play until he reaches 50 years of age.


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