Brady entered the night needing 68 yards to surpass Drew Brees’ high of 80,358. Brady set the mark on a 28-yard completion to wide receiver Mike Evans. He finished with 269 yards on 22-of-43 passing.
“It’s pretty cool,” Brady said in a postgame interview with NBC when asked about setting the record at his former home field. “Nothing in this sport can be accomplished without incredible teammates and coaches. I’ve just been blessed for 22 years to be with some amazing people. The quarterback can’t do anything if the guys don’t catch the ball, and guys did a great job catching the ball for me the last 22 years.”
Brees, the former New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers quarterback who set the mark in 2018, was on hand for Brady’s feat Sunday as part of NBC’s broadcast team.
“I’ve always believed that records were meant to be broken,” Brees told USA TODAY Sports this week. “So I’ve had the chance to break quite a few as well. And I know the feeling. It’s special. … You think about the career that Tom Brady has had, and it’s pretty remarkable.”