May 9, 2021

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Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number?

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Tom Brady threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ Week 3 victory, the 286th regular-season start of his career, the second-most in NFL history to Brett Favre. Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert passed for 330 yards in his second career start last week and became the fifth quarterback with at least 300 passing yards in each of his first two career starts in league annals.​

When Herbert, 22, who was only 2-years-old the year Tom Brady was drafted and Brady, 43, meet as starting quarterbacks this Sunday, it will mark the first game since at least 1950 featuring an age gap of at least 20 years between opposing starting quarterbacks. 

Interesting fact: The older quarterback, who ironically was Tom Brady, won the three most recent meetings featuring the largest age gaps between opposing quarterbacks. ​

Source: The National Football League

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