Brady jokes he’s retiring to stay at 1,000 rushing yards


The New England Patriots still don't have a viable replacement for Tom Brady when he eventually retires after a Hall of Fame career, but Pro Football Focus projects the Pats will take their quarterback of the future in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Now at 9-3, Brady and his Patriots will head down to Miami on Sunday to take on the Dolphins, who currently sit in second place in the AFC East, three games behind the first-place Patriots.

ESPN Stats & Information said that entering Sunday, Brady had lost 160 rushing yards to kneel downs since 2006, the year plays began being classified as such.

Brady's run came on a third-and-3 play, and he slid at the end of it before signaling first down from the ground. And I don't want to make too much of a 4- or 5-yard gain.

"I didn't really question the game plan", Gordon said. I'll learn from that obviously in this league, there's cameras everywhere and they'll catch everything.

Their next post, however, noted that the previous high for games needed for a quarterback to reach 1,000 rushing yards was the 161 of former Giants great Y.A. Tittle - who in fact finished his career with just 999.

He then laughed and said "Back to work". Including playoffs, that is 579 touchdowns for Brady, which ties him with Peyton Manning for most all time.

Van Noy was a tad incorrect, as Thielen hauled in five catches for 28 yards and a touchdown Sunday night.