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Brady sets all-time NFL passing mark

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Tom Brady’s 4-yard pass to Sony Michel was the record setter.​ Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the NFL’s all-time leader in career passing yards against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon.

The 41-year-old Brady’s 4-yard pass to rookie running back Sony Michel in the second quarter was the record setter.​ Brady threw for 283 yards against the Jets, making the record now 79,416 – and climbing with each game he plays.​

Brady entered the game needing 147 yards to pass Peyton Manning for the all-time mark, which includes both regular season and postseason passing yards. Now immediately trailing him are Manning (79,279), Drew Brees (77,789), and Brett Favre (77,693).

He is fourth all-time in regular season passing yards, behind Brees (first), Manning and Favre.

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