Meanwhile, in the third quarter on Sunday, Brady threw his 579th touchdown pass (regular season and playoffs) to tie Peyton Manning for tops all-time.
That milestone is Brady eclipsing 1,000 career rushing yards as a QB.
Brady followed up on Monday with a video announcing that he was retiring because he had finally reached the 1,000-yard plateau.
The Patriots' official Twitter account had some fun in noting Brady's "milestone", as he needed 5 yards entering the game. That includes kneel downs at the end of the game. On Sunday, he reached the mark that has eluded him for so long: the 1,000-yard-rusher club.
"I don't want to make too much of a four- or five-yard gain. That wasn't really a difference in the game". "I'm not going to save the ball". "And obviously, I'm not a scrambler". Running for it, made a good third down on that one, and I just give a lot of credit to the offensive line.
Brady could play for several more seasons, in which case the Patriots' 2019 first-round pick should probably be used on a defensive player, but if the right QB is there, New England might as well roll the dice and try to hit gold.