Most touchdown passes in NFL history: Tom Brady becomes the first player to throw 700 TD passes 

Buffalo Bills v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Buffalo Bills v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady is quite literally a freak of nature. No quarterback in the history of the NFL has thrown as many touchdown passes as Brady, and he is doing this all at the age of 44. Few quarterbacks have even played into the years that Brady currently is, setting records left and right.

There are still four games left in the regular season and plenty of time for Brady to continue climbing this list.

With both postseason and regular-season TDs combined, Tom Brady has thrown 700 TD passes. Here are the top five quarterbacks with the most touchdowns in the regular season and playoffs.

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#5 - Aaron Rodgers - 484 TDs and counting

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Even though Aaron Rodgers is one of the most capable passers in the entire NFL, he still has a bit to go when catching up with the leaders on this list, including Tom Brady. Rodgers currently has 439 regular-season TD passes, a number that is undoubtedly going to increase over the rest of the 2021 season.

Rodgers also holds 45 playoff touchdowns, nearly half of what Brady has. Should the Packers make the playoffs, which is primarily a certainty, he will somewhat catch up to Brady's numbers. Both are known to be touchdown machines.

#4 - Brett Favre - 552 TDs

Former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre
Former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre

Brett Favre is another legendary quarterback who has thrown a ridiculous number of touchdowns in his time in the NFL. Favre did most of his work with the Packers before being replaced by the aforementioned Aaron Rodgers. Still, Favre is one of the all-time greats at the quarterback position. Favre ended his career with 508 regular-season TDs.

That number was further blown up by 44 playoff touchdowns, putting his total number at 552. On top of losing his job to Rodgers, Favre has also lost his playoff touchdown count by one to Rodgers.

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Top 3 QBs with most touchdown passes in the NFL

#3 - Peyton Manning - 579 TDs

Former Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning
Former Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning is another Hall of Fame quarterback on this list who has gone above and beyond with touchdown passes. He spent most of his career with the Indianapolis Colts before finishing it off with the Denver Broncos. During that time, Peyton amassed 539 regular-season touchdowns.

Peyton's playoff touchdown count is smaller than the #5 and #4 on this list. He threw 40 touchdown passes in the playoffs, ballooning his total career count to 579. Even though he has fewer playoff touchdowns, Peyton is a legend.

#2 - Drew Brees - 608 TDs

Former New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees
Former New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees

Drew Brees recently retired, leaving his total count to 608 TDs. Brees also started with the San Diego Chargers before ending everything on a legendary run with the New Orleans Saints. During that time, he threw for 571 regular-season touchdowns.

His playoff touchdown count was 37, and that is where it will remain. Regardless of his playoff success, Brees will be a first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterback when his time comes to receive a gold jacket.

#1 - Tom Brady - 700 TDs and counting

The lone man at the top is Tom Brady, who now has 617 regular-season TDs and 83 post-season TDs. The ageless phenom continues to break records well into his 40s and it doesn't seem like he will stop anytime soon. Today's game saw Brady throw his 700th TD pass in total. And he did it in style.

With the game on the line, Brady threw a perfect pass in stride to Breshad Perriman, who took it home for a game-winning 58-yard TD.

Brady is likely to add to this number over the course of the rest of the game, but it remains an astonishing achievement worth noting.

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Edited by David Nyland
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