After throwing 4 TDs in a big win agaisnt the Las Vegas Raiders, Tom Brady passed Drew Brees for all-time passing touchdowns, with 558. Brees had just passed Peyton Manning early last season for the lead. Now, the two legends of the sport will be battling back and forth for the record likely through until their respective retirements.
Brady’s Buccaneers have looked like the contender we expected early on these last 2 weeks. In wins over Green Bay and Las Vegas, the Bucs have dropped a total of 83 points, beating two solid teams by a combined margin of 53. Brady has been spreading the ball around, and is starting to get a better rapport with Godwin and Evans. Even Gronk has stepped up with a touchdown each of the last 2 weeks.
The running game is also a weapon for this team, which has been very effective. Jones and Fournette both make this offense click as well, dominating on the ground and also through the air. Jones has been somewhat of a breakout star this season, hitting his potential on a much improved offense and team.
When we look at Brees season thus far, it gives much less optimism than that of Brady’s. Yes, the Saints are 4-2, and did beat Tampa Bay in week 1, but they still look very average offensively. Michael Thomas has been out since week 2, but his off the field concerns as well as injury concerns do not fill fans with confidence. The Saints have squeaked out a few wins, and against the Raiders and Packers the offense looked out of sync.
Both quarterbacks have legendary careers, and will be hall of famers, but Brady likely will hold this record. He has the loaded offense still in Tampa, and Brees has struggled early on this year. At this pace, Brady will continue to extend his lead, with Brees struggling to keep up.