In the first half of the New England Patriots’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Tom Brady moved further up the NFL’s all-time record books with a quick four-yard touchdown pass to James White. The pass was the 421st passing touchdown of Brady’s career, lifting him from his tie with Dan Marino for the third-most passing touchdowns of all-time.
Brady entered the day with 28 passing touchdowns on the season, leading the league and just ahead of Carson Palmer (27) and Aaron Rodgers (26). Brady has led the league in touchdown throws in a season “only” three times before — including back in 2002, when he finished the season with 28 touchdowns throws.
The player whom Brady has actually connected with the most in his career is tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has played in 76 of Brady’s 220 career regular season games, with 62 touchdowns. Second on the list is Randy Moss, who caught 39 touchdowns from Tom in just 52 games as a Patriot. Wes Welker has caught literally hundreds more passes from Brady than any other receiver, he ranks third on the touchdown list, with 34.
This was just the second touchdown pass that White has caught from Brady (and also White’s third career touchdown overall), moving him into a tie for 32nd place on the all-time list of receivers that Brady has thrown touchdowns to. Overall, 60 different players have caught Tom Brady touchdowns, including nine different players this season.