Joe Namath vs Tom Brady Stats

Namath threw for 173 touchdowns compared to 220 interceptions and the longest pass of his career went for 88 yds. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts was 4.6% and his interception rate was 5.8%. He lost a total of 1,052 yards while being the victim of a QB sack 109 times. He averaged 197.6 yds per game through the air with a 65.5 QB rating. During the 140 games in his career, Namath connected on 1,886 of his 3,762 attempts for 27,663 yards.

In the 356 contests in his career, Brady has completed 8,515 of his 13,119 attempts for a total of 96,890 yards. He is averaging 272.2 yds per game through the air with a 97.6 quarterback rating. Brady has thrown for 708 touchdowns compared to 222 interceptions and the longest completion of his career went for 99 yards. He’s lost 3,510 yds while being sacked 565 different times. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.4% and his interception percentage is 1.7%.

Joe Namath vs Tom Brady Stats

Joe Namath Career Tom Brady
140 Games Played 356
1,886 Completions 8,515
3,762 Pass Attempts 13,119
50.1% Completion % 64.9%
27,663 Passing Yards 96,890
173 Passing Touchdowns 708
4.6% Touchdown Percentage 5.4%
220 Interceptions 222
5.8% Interception Percentage 1.7%
88 Longest Pass 99
7.4 Yards Per Pass Attempt 7.4
5.6 Adjusted Yards Per Pass Attempt 9.2
14.7 Yards Per Completion 11.4
197.6 Passing Yards Per Game 272.2
65.5 Quarterback Rating 97.6
109 Times Sacked 565
1,052 Yards Lost by Sack 3,510
6.9 Net Yards Per Pass Attempt 7.3
5.2 Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt 9.1
2.8% Sack Percentage 4.1%

In his final season, Namath threw for 606 yds with 3 TDs and 5 picks. He was sacked 33 times for a total of 198 yards lost. He had a quarterback rating of 64.3 with a TD percentage of 2.8% and an interception percentage of 4.7%. His longest pass was 55 yards and he averaged 151.5 yards per contest. Namath connected on 50 of his 107 passes in his last season for a completion percentage of 46.7%.

In 17 contests played this year, Brady has completed 490 of his 733 tries for 4,694 yards. He averages 276.1 yds per game through the air with a 90.7 quarterback rating. Brady has thrown 25 TDs this season compared to 9 interceptions and his longest throw of the year went for 63 yds. He has lost 160 yards while being the victim of a QB sack 22 times. His TD rate on pass attempts is 3.4% and his interception percentage is 1.2%.

Joe Namath (1977) Most Recent Season Tom Brady (2022)
4 Games Played 17
50 Completions 490
107 Pass Attempts 733
46.7% Completion % 66.8%
606 Passing Yards 4,694
3 Passing Touchdowns 25
2.8% Touchdown Percentage 3.4%
5 Interceptions 9
4.7% Interception Percentage 1.2%
55 Longest Pass 63
5.7 Yards Per Pass Attempt 6.4
4.1 Adjusted Yards Per Pass Attempt 6.5
12.1 Yards Per Completion 9.6
151.5 Passing Yards Per Game 276.1
64.3 Quarterback Rating 90.7
33 Times Sacked 22
198 Yards Lost by Sack 160
2.9 Net Yards Per Pass Attempt 2.9
1.7 Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt 6.0
30.8% Sack Percentage 3.0%