New England Patriots

By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman, 985TheSportsHub.com

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for more than 66,000 yards in his storied career, so now he’s eyeing the 1,000 career rushing mark in 2018.

Over the weekend the five-time Super Bowl champ took to Instagram to share a video of himself doing some branded running drill on some nice tropical beach.

In the caption he shared his main reason of returning to the Patriots in 2018.

“Ok so the main reason I’m still playing is I haven’t hit 1,000 career rushing yards yet… 32 to go!,” said Brady.

Is reaching 1,000 career rushing yards Brady’s only motivation for 2018?

Here’s something to think about.

There are only five quarterbacks to have thrown for more than 60,000 yards, but only one have more than 1,000 career rushing yards. And that’s Brett Favre with 1,844 yards.

Below you will find the “Top 5” in career passing yards, in order, along with their career rushing yards.

Passing  Rushing 
P. Manning  71,940 667
B. Favre  71,838 1,844 
D. Brees  70,445 736
T. Brady  66,159 968 
D. Marino 61,361 301

 

We all know how Brady is all about padding the stats and accolades, so why not chase another to make himself even greater than he already is? If that’s even possible.

But the G.O.A.T has a real shot of reaching 1,000+ career rushing yards during the 2018 season.

Through (17) seasons in the NFL, Brady has amassed 968 yards on 557 attempts and has rushed for more than 100 yards in three seasons.

If we do the math, he’s been averaging 48.3 yards/year on 34.8 attempts over the last three years.

And Brady only needs 32 more yards to hit the 1,000 yard mark.

So if he can average 2.1 attempts-per-game and rush for a total of three yards, he’ll hit the mark.

Especially if he makes linebackers missed like this:

The Patriots open up their 2018 NFL Regular Season on Sunday, September 9, at 1:00 p.m. against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium.

John Hardiman is a Digital Producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for John? Hit him up on Twitter @HardiDude or e-mail him at jhardiman@985thesportshub.com.

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