Tom Brady got his first start in the NFL because of an injury to Drew Bledsoe, and he definitely made the most of his opportunity. Over the last decade he has established himself as on of the best quarterbacks in the entire league. Today, he is one of the most loved and hated players in the league, but there is no doubting his talent and ability.
Here is a look back at some of the famous firsts in Tom Brady’s career.
-Tom Brady’s first touchdown pass in the National Football League came in in the second quarter of a 29-26 win over the San Diego Chargers in 2001. It went for 21 yards and was caught by Terry Glenn.
-Tom Brady’s first 300 yard game came in 2001 in week five of the season. He completed 33 of 54 passes for 364 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. The Patriots would win that game over the San Diego Chargers by the score of 29-26.
-The first time Tom Brady threw four interceptions in a game was in a 31-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in week seven of the 2001 season. He finished that game 25 of 38 for 203 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions.
-His first four touchdown game came in 2001 in a 34-17 win over the New Orleans Saints. He finished the game 19 of 26 for 258 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions.
-Brady’s first five touchdown performance came during 2007 when they would go undefeated during the regular season. In a 48-27 win at Dallas that year he would go 31 of 46 for 388 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions.
-The very next week in 2007, Brady would have his first ever six touchdown game. In a 49-28 win over the Miami Dolphins he would go 21 of 25 for 354 yards, six touchdowns, and no interceptions.
-In the second to last game of the 2001 NFL season in a 20-13 win over the Miami Dolphins, Tom Brady would catch his first reception. It went for 23 yards and was thrown by Kevin Faulk.
-2002 would see Tom Brady score his first rushing touchdown. It was the only score the Patriots had in a 24-7 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
-His first playoff game, a 16-13 win over the Oakland Raiders in 2002, would also be his first post season 300 yard passing day. He went 32 of 52 for 312 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception.
-Brady’s first postseason touchdown pass came in the team’s Super Bowl victory over the St. Louis Rams on February 3rd, 2003. It went for eight yards and was caught by David Patten.