Those who saw Patriots quarterback Tom Brady rack up 517 yards passing en route to a 38-24 victory over the Dolphins Monday night may have recalled performances of Brady's predecessor, Drew Bledsoe.
The previous high mark in team history for passing yards was held by Bledsoe, who completed 45 of his 70 passing attempts for 426 yards in a 26-20 overtime victory over the Vikings at Foxboro Stadium. The 45 completions and 70 attempts are both league records that stand to this day.
Bledsoe's 1994 campaign was filled with records, as he led the NFL in passing yards (4,555), set a league record for passing attempts in a season (691) and became the second QB in league history to throw 400 or more completions in a season (400).
On Saturday, Bledsoe and Jon Morris, who was a center for the franchise from 1964 to 1974, will enter the Patriots Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame events begin Thursday afternoon when Bledsoe and Morris are fitted for red blazers in front of the media. On Friday afternoon, visiting Patriots alumni will tour the Hall at Patriot Place, followed by a private Patriots Alumni Club dinner to honor the two inductees.
On Saturday evening at 5 p.m., the induction ceremony for Bledsoe and Morris will take place outside the Hall at Patriot Place, an event that is free and open to the public. A VIP event will follow the ceremony inside the Putnam Club of Gillette Stadium, though it is a ticketed event.
On Sunday, Bledsoe and Morris will be honored by the Pats during halfime of the team's contest against the Chargers.