Tom Brady is inching in on a Vinny Testaverde touchdown record
Matthew J. Lee | Boston Globe
Vinny Testaverde spent 21 seasons in the National Football League. And when you’re doing something for that long, you’re sure to have some major successes along the way.
From 1987 – 2007, Testaverde threw touchdown passes to 70 different players, which is a current NFL record.
But, there’s someone creeping in on that one.
On Sunday, New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, added tight end Dwayne Allen to his own list. Allen became the 68th player to catch a touchdown pass from Brady, himself.
Who could possibly be the next contenders to add to Brady’s list?
In an analysis by ESPN’s Mike Reiss, we see that fullback James Develin, running back Mike Gillislee, tight end Jacob Hollister and receivers Phillip Dorsett and Matthew Slater could help Brady break that record. Develin did catch a pass from Brady in the playoffs; however, this particular record involves the regular season only.
But the possibilities continue, as Brady has even thrown to offensive lineman in the past. Back in 2005, in a game against Tampa Bay, he connected with right tackle Tom Ashworth when he came on as an eligible receiver. Left tackle Nate Solder, too, has caught a Brady-thrown touchdown pass, but it came during playoffs.
It will be fun to see this record play out. Vinny did it with seven different teams throughout his career, but Brady might break it with one.