There are few teams in history that have had a quarterback as good as Tom Brady. He is incredibly accurate, has deceptive arm strength, and is about as cool under pressure as a player can be. Brady came out of the University of Michigan without a lot of high expectations. He got onto the field due to an injury to the player starting ahead of him and went on to make the most of that opportunity. Since then he has won multiple Super Bowls, conference championships, and individual awards.
With the high powered offense that the New England Patriots have run since Brady came into the league, he has been able to put up some great passing numbers. Here is a look at five little known facts surrounding his touchdown passes. All information is taken from his entire career through the end of the 2009 NFL season.
#1 The first touchdown pass that Tom Brady ever threw in the National Football League came in the second quarter of a 29-26 win over the San Diego Chargers in 2001. The pass went for 21 yards and was caught by Terry Glenn. This was the only time that Brady would ever throw a touchdown pass to Glenn.
#2 Tom Brady has thrown more touchdown passes against the Buffalo Bills, 33 in total, during his career than he has against any other team in the NFL.
#3 He is a second quarter kind of guy. Over the course of his career, he has thrown 47 touchdown passes in the first quarter, 47 in the third quarter, 53 in the fourth quarter, and one in overtime. He has topped all of those though with 77 career second quarter touchdowns.
#4 No player has caught more touchdown passes from Tom Brady than Randy Moss. He and Moss have hooked up for a touchdown 36 times during their time together. This is more than twice the amount of touchdown passes he has thrown to anyone else.
#5 During his career, Brady has thrown 19 touchdown pass of 50 yards or more in distance. Even though he has only played with him for two seasons, 2007 to 2009 with 2008 lost due to Brady’s injury, more than one third of those 50 yard touchdown passes have been caught by Randy Moss (7).