Against all odds, Tom Brady became not only one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL but one of the greatest athletes of all time. The No. 12 built a legacy in the New England Patriots under Bill Belichick's leadership and deservedly is widely considered as the G.O.A.T.

He proved his talent once again after making a shocking move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2020 season. While there were people who singled out that he was just a system QB, meaning that he wouldn't succeed outside New England, he proved them wrong by carrying the Bucs to their second Super Bowl victory, as Brady claimed another ring in his amazing career. 

In that incredible season featuring Bruce Arians' team, the QB has thrown 40 touchdown passes, his second-best mark in a year. His record goes back in time when he still played for the Pats and was much younger.

Tom Brady's highest TD passes in a season

The most touchdown passes Tom Brady threw in one season was 50, in a highly-remembered 2007 season despite the Patriots couldn't lift the trophy at the end. That year, TB12 became the first player in history to achieve such a mark, in which his team finished the regular season undefeated. A few years later, another iconic NFL quarterback took that record away from him, though.

A much younger Tom Brady threw 50 TD passes in 2007 (Getty).

From then on, even though Brady led to new Super Bowl rings, he couldn't repeat such a record. In fact, he mostly amassed 30+ in the following seasons, until the unexpected campaign with Tampa Bay, when the 43-year-old hit the second-best mark of his career with 40 TD passes. 

Payton Manning, in 2013, beat Brady completing 55 touchdown passes, which remains the league record so far. However, TB12 was the first one to reach at least 50, and only one player, who was a great quarterback like him, managed to have a better mark.