Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will likely reach a milestone that has never been seen in NFL history - to reach 100,000 passing yards. Brady, who turns 45 next month, has 97,569 career passing yards. Brady has 84,520 passing yards in the regular season and 13,049 playoff passing yards.
Brady needs 2,431 passing yards to top the 100,000 mark and he will likely achieve it midway through the 2022 season. Last season, Brady averaged 313 yards per game. Barring injury or something unexpected, Brady will become the first player in NFL history to reach the 100,000 passing yards.
Brady initially retired but then un-retired
Brady announced his retirement from football on February 1, but un-retired on March 14 - just before the start of free agency. Reflecting on his decision to un-retire, Brady said he felt the pressure to come out of retirement before the start of free agency so the Buccaneers would have a better chance of signing and re-signing players.
"At this stage, it's like 55% yes and 45% no," Brady said on. "It's not 100-0. That's just the reality. It's not that I'm not 100% committed, it's just as soon as I make the commitment to do it, it's like, 'Ugh. All right, here we go.'
It's like running a marathon. You can't decide two weeks before the marathon, 'Hey, I'm going to start running.' We got right to free agency and I felt some pressure to do it and talked to the team and organization, and it all worked out." Brady is set to turn 45 before this upcoming season starts.
When asked whether he felt ready for retirement, Brady said partly. "Partly, you know, yes," Brady said. "And I think when you're their [Mahomes' and Allen's] age, if you were to ask me, 'Are you going to play football next year?' I would say there's a 100% chance I'm playing.
And I think as I've gotten older, that's changed because I have other responsibilities. So the responsibilities are many people taking care of me and things that I have off the field that are really important to me like my family, my kids; my wife's done an amazing job of that.
That's a big commitment from her, so it's harder when you get older. I don't even think they know what's coming. Aaron [Rodgers] knows these things because your life gets bigger as we all do, our life gets more full -- there's more responsibilities."