Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady gave credit to everyone who helped him break the NFL’s passing yards record.
Coming into Sunday Night Football game against the New England Patriots, Brady needed just 68 yards to overtake Drew Brees as the all-time passing yards leader.
Brady had 269 passing yards in a 19-17 win over the Patriots and history was made at Gillette Stadium.
“I just think it’s an amazing statistic in that so many people can share in it with me,” said Brady, who brought the football to his postgame news conference. “Quarterback doesn’t throw and catch. Quarterback can just throw it. It’s yards. Passing yards have to be caught, so I just hope that everybody who caught passes from me over the years just had a little smile on their face tonight knowing they contributed to a very cool record.
“There are some people who have kind of preceded it by name. Drew Brees, who I look up to, is a hell of a guy, great player. Peyton Manning — one of my all-time favorites — Brett Favre, Dan Marino, but obviously, my teammates who caught all these passes over the years mean an awful lot to me.”