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AFC East QB Brady reaches NFL milestone

AFC East QB Brady reaches NFL milestone
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Brady owns plenty of NFL records, will this one ever be broken?

 

A lot has changed in the NFL since 2001, from the rules to the style of play, from the coaches and players who have come and gone and even the venues where games are played. For better or worse it’s a much different game from 13 years ago.

One thing has remained consistent however: the NE Patriots continue to win with Tom Brady as their QB. Last Sundays win over Tampa Bay put Brady’s regular season record at 139-39, marking the the first time in NFL history that a QB has has 100 more wins than losses in his career.

This comes as a surprise to me, looking back at the great dynasties and QBs that have played in the NFL one would think that there would have been a few QBs who had reached this mark. The powerhouse 49ers teams with Montana, the old school Steelers and Packers dynasties, the Marino led Dolphins, even looking back at the Browns and their record number of pre-NFL championships.

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signals at the line of scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. If Joe Namath played for either of the Super Bowl coaches, he would have shown up with duct tape over his mouth. Yes, it's been that kind of week leading up to the Giants-Patriots NFL title game: See no evil, hear no evil and definitely speak no evil. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) ORG XMIT: NY150Brady was the first, but will he be the last? Fittingly, Brady’s biggest rival over the course of his career currently has the best chance of matching him. Peyton Manning is second all time in in win/loss differential with a regular season career record of 156-70, +86. A couple of dominate seasons with the Broncos would push him over the top as well, and perhaps past Brady overall. Aaron Rodgers could be looking at topping the +100 mark later in his career as well, his current record of 53-28, makes this such a feat that is difficult to predict. It’s difficult to see any other current NFL QB making a run for the +100 mark right now, tho given a few years any of the impressive young QBs currently playing might make a push for it.

As a comparison, the win/losses of some of the most winning and memorable QBs in NFL history:

Tom Brady – 139-39 (+100)
Peyton Manning – 156-70 (+86)
Brett Favre – 186-112 (+74)
Joe Montana – 117-47 (+70)
John Elway – 148-82-1 (+66)
Terry Bradshaw – 107-51 (+56)
Roger Staubach – 85-29 (+56)
Johnny Unitas – 118-64-4 (+54)
Dan Marino – 147-93 (+54)
Ken Stabler – 96-49-1 (+47)
Bart Starr – 94-47-6 (+47)
Steve Young – 94-49 (+45)
Jim Kelly – 101-59 (+42)
Drew Brees – 102-70 (+32)
Troy Aikman – 94-71 (+23)
Joe Namath – 62-63-4 (-1)

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