In no time, Brady will own the franchise record for total games played (www.hngn.com)

Depending on how the Incompetent One AKA Roger Goodell handles the appeal of Tom Brady's Deflategate suspension, the four-time Super Bowl champ will overtake a Patriots franchise record in 2015.

At 209 total games played, Brady stands just four games away from eclipsing Bruce Armstrong's franchise mark of 212. New England's first-round pick in 1987, Armstrong played for 14 seasons in New England, serving as an anchor on an offensive line year after year, a career that saw him inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2001. A six-time Pro Bowler, he is one of the most decorated and legendary lineman to ever play for the Pats, right alongside John Hannah and Jon Morris.

At the moment, it's difficult to say when Brady will pass Armstrong's mark with the appeal of his four-game suspension still hanging in the balance. Whether it comes at the end of September or later down the line in October or November, we at least know it'll happen this season, and when it does, it'll simply be another plaque to honor Brady's incredible career.

Of course, if Brady didn't suffer his devastating knee injury back in Week 1 seven years ago, TB12 would already hold the record by now. But we've moved on from that because We Hate Bernard Pollard.

Mark Burke 7/22/2015 04:01:00 PM Edit

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