After two decades, Tom Brady’s run with the Patriots has come to an end. But even though he’s now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it doesn’t take away from the heaps of memories he created with New England.
Each day over the next few weeks, we’ll look back on one of Brady’s best moments, counting down from No. 20 to No. 1. Today, it’s his No. 20 moment: Reaching 1,000 yards rushing for his career.
It took a while, but on Dec. 2, 2018, Tom Brady gained his 1,000th career rushing yard.
Brady had plenty of incredible moments as the Patriots’ quarterback, but none might be more exciting to him — playoffs aside — than when he finally ran for his 1,000th rushing yard during his 19th NFL season.
On that day, Brady and the Patriots faced the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium when history was made. On third down in the first quarter with the Patriots up by seven points, Brady found the hole he needed to finally reach 1,000 rushing yards.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 2, 2018
The man who posted a 5.28 40-yard dash time back at the 2000 NFL Scouting Combine managed to reach a career milestone he eventually would make plenty of jokes about.
Brady took to Instagram shortly after the feat to let the world know he would “retire” after finally getting to his goal at the age of 41.
Of course, the all-time great went on to win another Super Bowl in that same season. But maybe getting his 1,000th yard after rushing over 500 times was the better accolade?
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