Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes on Sunday, moving his season total to 51 marking a new NFL record. The previous record was held by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
When Brady set the record, it was Manning’s mark he surpassed, and the roles are reversed this time. Brady had nothing but praise for Manning though.
“It’s an incredible feat,” Brady said in a radio interview with the “Dennis & Callahan show” on WEEI sports radio in Boston, via ESPN. “To throw 50 like we did in 2007 was incredible. [Dan] Marino threw 48, then Peyton threw 49, and I was lucky enough to be on the team to throw 50.
“And 51 is unbelievable through 15 games, they’ve been throwing at an incredible pace, and what they’ve done offensively and certainly in the passing game has been incredible.”
In a postgame interview, Manning joked that it wouldn’t be long before Brady broke the record.
“I’m sure at some point all of these records are going to be broken; that’s just the way records are,” Brady said, before adding, “but it’s a pretty remarkable achievement.”