Brady becomes 1st NFL player to reach 600 TD passes
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady became the first NFL player to reach 600 career touchdown passes with his 9-yard score to Mike Evans in the first quarter of Sunday's 38-3 victory over the Chicago Bears.
Evans mistakenly handed the milestone ball to a fan in the crowd, and a Buccaneers official had to approach the attendee to get it back.
"I don't actually keep too many things," Brady said of the ball in his postgame presser. "In that circumstance, I just felt like that might be a good one to keep."
When asked about the fan who gave the ball back, Brady said, "He's going to get something nice in return. So we'll get him a helmet or (a) couple jerseys or some other stuff. That was really cool of him to do that."
Brady entered the game already holding the NFL record for most touchdown passes, but his 600th extended his lead over Drew Brees, who retired with 571 passing scores.
The touchdown was Brady's second of the game and 19th of the 2021 season. The veteran was in control from start to finish as he finished with four touchdown passes to zero interceptions.
The 44-year-old came into Week 7 in the midst of another fine campaign, averaging a league-leading 344 yards per game with a 108.0 passer rating.