Tom Brady by the numbers: Breaking down the NFL legend’s notable statistics

Tom Brady by the numbers: Breaking down the NFL legend’s notable statistics

Tom Brady appeared to have finished his illustrious NFL career on Wednesday when he announced in a video that he was “retiring for good.”

Brady spent the last three seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winning a Super Bowl, a Super Bowl MVP and two division titles. He finished with a losing record in 2022 for the first time in his career as a starter, but still managed to lead the Buccaneers to the playoffs.

They lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the wildcard round of the playoffs.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. Tampa Bay won 31-9. (Ben Liebenberg via AP)

The NFL legend’s voice crackled as he sat on the beach, talking into his phone and addressing the millions upon millions who watched him on game days, whether it was for the Michigan Wolverines, the New England Patriots or the Buccaneers.

“Hello, guys. I’ll cut to the chase right away,” he said in the video. “I’m retiring for good. I know the process was pretty big last time. So when I woke up this morning I thought I’d hit the ‘record’ button and tell you. Will let you know first. So…I won’t. You only get one super emotional retreat trial and I used mine last year.

“I really thank you so much to each and every one of you for supporting me. My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors…I can go on forever. There’s too many. Thank you guys for letting me live my absolute dream.

“I wouldn’t change anything.”

Brady posted several photos of his family, friends, teammates and coaches on his Instagram Story.

The 45-year-old has set several records during his NFL career, some of which may never be broken. The numbers around Brady are remarkable and should be celebrated by anyone who saw him play.

Some figures that stand out:


Patriots’ Tom Brady receives pre-game tips from Drew Bledsoe at the RCA Dome. (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The number of times Brady has finished a season with a losing record as a starter. He came in the final season of his career with the Buccaneers. That’s also the number of games he played in his rookie season in 2000 as a substitute for Drew Bledsoe.


The number of times he decided to walk away from football


This February 3, 2008, file photo shows New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, and his coach Tom Coughlin looking at the Vince Lombardi trophy as they celebrate after the Giants defeated the Patriots of New England 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII at Glendale. , Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

The number of MVPs he has won in his NFL career and the number of his All-Pro selections to the first team. It’s also the number of Super Bowls he’s lost – twice to Eli Manning’s New York Giants and once to Nick Foles’ Philadelphia Eagles.


The number of times he has led the league in passing yards, including in the 2021 season, when he posted a career-high 5,316 yards. It was also the number of games he had missed for his “Deflategate” suspension.


Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady of the Buccaneers accepts the Lombardi Trophy from General Manager Jason Licht after Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The number of Super Bowl MVPs he has won and the number of times he has led the league in passing touchdowns.


The number of Super Bowl titles Brady has won in his career.


Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski played together 11 seasons after Gronk was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2010. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The number of years Brady and Rob Gronkowski played together for the Patriots and Buccaneers.


New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski (87) reacts with Tom Brady (12) after catching a touchdown pass during the second quarter of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017, in Foxboro, Mass. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

The number Brady wore with the Patriots and Buccaneers.


The number of Pro Bowls he was selected for.


The number of division titles he has as a starting quarterback.


The number of seasons he played in the NFL and how old he was at the start of his NFL career.


New England Patriots’ Tom Brady celebrates after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the Super Bowl at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The deficit Brady and the Patriots faced in Super Bowl LI in 2017 when the team pulled off a dramatic comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons.


The number of wins he had in playoff games.


The age at which he became the oldest player to win an NFL MVP


Brady’s age at this week’s retirement announcement.


The number of different receivers he threw touchdowns to.


Tom Brady played for the Michigan Wolverines for four seasons. During his tenure, Brady’s record as a starter at Michigan was 20-5, and he won a national championship in 1997. Brady was drafted 199th overall by the New England Patriots. (Damian Strohmeyer/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

The year Michigan won the national championship. Brady was a replacement for Brian Griese at the time.


The NFL Draft pick where the Patriots selected him out of Michigan.


The number of wins he has had as a starting quarterback.


Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter of Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. (REUTERS/Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Brady threw for 505 yards in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, a Super Bowl record.


Where Brady was selected in the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos. Brady was a strong receiver in high school but chose to pursue football instead


The number of touchdown passes he threw during his career in the regular season, an all-time high.


The year he was drafted.


Drew Bledsoe at a press conference on January 31, 2001. (Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

The year he replaced Drew Bledsoe as the Patriots starting quarterback and changed the course of history.


The year he is eligible to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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The number of passing yards he recorded during his career in the regular season, an all-time high.


$332.9 million

Tom Brady attends the Los Angeles premiere screening of Paramount Pictures’ ’80 For Brady’ at Regency Village Theater on January 31, 2023 in Los Angeles. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Brady’s career earnings from his playing career, according to Spotrac.

Ryan Gaydos is Fox News Digital’s sports editor.

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