How long has Tom Brady been in the NFL?


NameThomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr
BornAugust 3, 1977
PositionQuarterback
Current teamTampa Bay Buccaneers (Jersey number 12)
High schoolJunípero Serra (San Mateo)
CollegeUniversity of Michigan (1996–1999)
NFL Draft2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199


Tom Brady

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Tom Brady is a star quarterback who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League (NFL). He was picked late in the 2000 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Brady played college football at the University of Michigan. He has won three NFL MVP awards, four Super Bowl MVP awards and a record seven Super Bowl championships.


After 20 seasons in New England, Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2020. Brady has totalled 22 seasons in the NFL and preparing to play his 23rd season in the 2022-23 NFL Season. Brady holds almost all NFL records for a quarterback and is widely considered to be the greatest quarterback of all time. He is married to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen.


How long has Tom Brady been in the NFL?


Tom Brady is the most accomplished player in the history of the NFL. In his lengthy career, he has been named to 14 Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams. Brady was drafted out of Michigan in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft by the New England Patriots when he was 23 years old. Now, 44, he has played 22 seasons in the NFL. Brady’s Super Bowl record currently stands at 7-3.


What teams has Tom Brady played for in the NFL?


Tom Brady has played for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. He played 19 seasons for the Patriots from 2000 - 2019 and was the central force in building the franchise's legacy over this period. On March 20, 2020, Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl LV title with a 31–9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. This was his tenth Super Bowl appearance and a record seventh win, six of which were with the Patriots. On March 12, 2021, Brady signed a one-year contract extension through the 2022 season with the Buccaneers. Brady announced his retirement at the end of the 2021-22 season, but reversed his decision within a few days, in order to compete in the NFL for atleast one more season with the Buccaneers.


Is Tom Brady the oldest active quarterback in the NFL?


At 44, Tom Brady is the oldest active quarterback in the NFL. He is not only the oldest active quarterback but also the oldest active player. He has started in 363 games (316 regular season, 47 playoff) in 22 seasons, the most for an NFL quarterback. With the retirement of Drew Brees and Phillip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, 38, moves up on the list of oldest starting quarterbacks in the NFL behind Brady and Ben Roethlisberger, 39.


Tom Brady's Career Highlights and Awards


  1. Tom Brady is a 7-time Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII, LV). He won 6 with the New England Patriots and 1 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  2. He is a 5-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI, LV)
  3. He is also a 3-time NFL Most Valuable Player (2007, 2010, 2017)
  4. Brady is a 2-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2007, 2010)
  5. He is a 3-time NFL passing yards leader (2005, 2007, 2017)
  6. He is a 4-time NFL passing touchdowns leader (2002, 2007, 2010, 2015)
  7. He is also a 2-time NFL passer rating leader (2007, 2010)
  8. Brady is also a 14-time Pro Bowl (2001, 2004-2005, 2007, 2009-2018)
  9. He is a 3-time First-team All-Pro (2007, 2010, 2017)
  10. He is a 2-time Second-team All-Pro (2005, 2016)
  11. Brady was named in the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  12. He was also named in the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  13. He won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2009
  14. He won the Bert Bell Award in 2007
  15. Brady was also the NFL completion percentage leader in 2007


Tom Brady's NFL Records


Career records (regular season and playoffs combined)


  1. Most games won by a quarterback: 264
  2. Most games played by a quarterback: 346
  3. Most games started by a quarterback: 344
  4. Most games played by a skill position player: 346
  5. Most games started by a skill position player: 344
  6. Most combined passing yards: 91,653
  7. Most combined touchdown passes: 664
  8. Most game-winning drives: 61
  9. Most fourth-quarter comebacks: 48
  10. Most NFL Championships by player: 7
  11. Most Championships in Pro Football History by player: 7 (tied with Otto Graham)


Regular season


  1. Most games won by a quarterback: 230
  2. Most games 2+ touchdown passes: 173
  3. Most players throwing a touchdown pass to: 77
  4. Best touchdown to interception ratio in a season: 28:2
  5. Most wins on the road by a quarterback: 98
  6. Most wins at home by a quarterback: 121
  7. Only quarterback to have three consecutive games with 300+ passing yards, 3+ Touchdown-passes and 0 interceptions[409]
  8. Most seasons with 35+ touchdown passes (5) (tied)
  9. Most starts (299)
  10. Oldest quarterback to lead the league in passing yards: 40 (4,577 yards: 2017)
  11. Most yards in a single season for a quarterback aged 40 and older (age 43): 4,633
  12. Oldest player to win NFL MVP: 40
  13. Oldest position player to be named first-team All-Pro: 40
  14. Most career passing yards with one team: 74,571
  15. Most career passing touchdowns with one team: 541
  16. Most Pro Bowl Selections: 14 (tied)
  17. Most seasons quarterbacking for one team: 19
  18. Most career pass attempts: 10,598
  19. Most career touchdown passes: 581
  20. Most seasons as passing touchdowns leader: 4 (tied)
  21. Most consecutive 10 win seasons as starting QB: 12 (tied with Peyton Manning)
  22. Most consecutive 11 win seasons as starting QB: 11
  23. Most consecutive seasons on a team 9-7 or better: 20
  24. Most TD Passes in a season as starting QB 40 or older: 40 in 2020
  25. Only NFL QB to ever have 40 Passing TD's in a season in both the AFC (50 in 2007) and NFC (40 in 2020)


Playoffs


  1. Most consecutive seasons in the NFL playoffs by a team, player, or head coach: 12
  2. Most wins: 34
  3. Most games started: 45
  4. Most starting quarterbacks beaten (QB): 27
  5. Most teams beaten (QB): 19
  6. Most stadiums won in (QB): 13
  7. Most games won by a starting quarterback: 34
  8. Most consecutive wins by a starting quarterback: 10 (2001–2005)
  9. Most post-season road wins by a quarterback: 7 (tied with Joe Flacco)
  10. Oldest player to throw a touchdown pass (43 years, 6 months 4 days)
  11. Most consecutive wins to start a career by a starting quarterback: 10 (2001, 2003–2005)
  12. Most career home wins by a starting quarterback: 20 (2001–2019)
  13. Most consecutive home wins by a starting quarterback: 9 (2013–2019)
  14. Most touchdown passes: 83
  15. Most touchdown passes between a quarterback and receiver: 14 (with Rob Gronkowski)
  16. Most passing yards: 12,449
  17. Most passing yards in a single playoff game: 505 (Super Bowl LII)
  18. Most passes completed: 1,106
  19. Most passes attempted: 1,764
  20. Most passes intercepted: 38
  21. Most division titles won by a starting quarterback: 16
  22. Most NFL conference championship appearances by a starting quarterback: 14
  23. Most NFL conference championship wins by a starting quarterback: 10
  24. Oldest Quarterback to win an AFC title game: 41 years, 5 months, 17 days
  25. Oldest Quarterback to win an NFC title game: 43 years, 174 days
  26. Most career 300+ passing yard games: 16
  27. Most game-winning drives: 13
  28. Most fourth-quarter comebacks: 9
  29. Most multi-TD passes: 27


Super Bowl


  1. Most wins as a player: 7
  2. Most wins as starting QB: 7
  3. More wins than any one NFL franchise has in total
  4. Is the only quarterback to win the Super Bowl for both the AFC and NFC
  5. Is one of only two quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl for two separate teams, the other being Peyton Manning
  6. Most touchdown passes: 21
  7. Most passing yards: 3,039
  8. Most passes completed: 277
  9. Most passes attempted: 421
  10. Most passes completed in the first half of a single Super Bowl: 20 (XLIX)
  11. Most passes completed in a single Super Bowl: 43 (LI)
  12. Most passes attempted in a single Super Bowl: 62 (LI)
  13. Most passing yards in a single Super Bowl: 505 (LII)
  14. Most Super Bowl appearances: 10
  15. Most passing attempts without an interception in a single Super Bowl: 48 (XLII & LII)
  16. Oldest QB to start a Super Bowl: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  17. Oldest QB to win a Super Bowl: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  18. Oldest player to win Super Bowl MVP: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  19. Oldest QB from the AFC to start a Super Bowl: 41 years, 6 months, and 0 days
  20. Oldest QB from the AFC to win a Super Bowl: 41 years, 6 months, and 0 days
  21. Oldest player from the AFC to win Super Bowl MVP: 39 years, 6 months, and 2 days
  22. Oldest QB from the NFC to start a Super Bowl: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  23. Oldest QB from the NFC to win a Super Bowl: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  24. Oldest player from the NFC to win Super Bowl MVP: 43 years, 6 months, and 5 days
  25. Most consecutive completions in a single Super Bowl: 16 (XLVI)
  26. Most game-winning drives: 6