How close is Tom Brady to Drew Brees’ NFL touchdown record?

Drew Brees has made most passes in NFL history – but Tom Brady is not far behind.

The Patriots general watched as the Saints general broke Peyton Manning’s 539 penalty shoot-out in Monday night’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Brady took to Twitter to congratulate Brees on the achievement and also appeared to remind him that the fight was not over as he finished the post with a blindfold.

Congratulations withdrew !! It couldn’t be worth more. Peyton’s pass on anything is an incredible achievement and your records will be hard to beat! But it’s worth a try

– Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 17, 2019

MORE: Drew Brees breaks NFL record with 540th TD pass

So how close is Brady to Brees’ record? It’s just three touchdown passes behind Week 15 of the 2019 season.

NFL career pass leaders touchdowns:

1. CROSS (541)
2. PEYTON MANNING (539)
3. TOM BRADY (538)
4. BRETT FAVRE (508)
5. DAN MARINO (420)

When it comes to most career-adjusting passes including playoffs, Brady has the advantage over Brees.

Most career approach passes including playoff games:

1. Tom Brady (611)
2. PEYTON MANNING (579)
3. SIDE (574)
4. BRETT FAVRE (552)
5. DAN MARINO (452)

Will Brady chase Brees to win first place in NFL history? Only time will tell, but NFL fans will surely enjoy the show as the fighters fight it out in the history books.

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