Look out, Vinny Testaverde: Tom Brady in pursuit of unique TD record

From ESPN - November 14, 2017

DENVER -- Look out Vinny Testaverde. Here comes Tom Brady.

In one of the more unique records in NFL history, Testaverde holds the top spot after throwing touchdown passes to 70 players. Based on his longevity (1987-2007) and his playing for seven franchises (including two stints with the Jets), Testaverde is the ideal candidate to be atop the charts.

But he might not be there much longer.

Brady inched one step closer to passing Testaverde when he connected with tight end Dwayne Allen for a touchdown in Sunday nights win over the Broncos, with Allen becoming the 68th player to catch a scoring pass from Brady (regular season only).

All of which sparks some lets-not-take-ourselves-too-seriously questions.

Who might be Nos. 69, 70 and 71? Of the players already on the list, who has the most TD catches from Brady, and who might bring back old-school memories?

Here we go ...

The eligible candidates: Fullback James Develin, running back Mike Gillislee, tight end Jacob Hollister and receivers Phillip Dorsett and Matthew Slater (assuming good health) are currently on the 53-man roster and havent caught a regular-season touchdown pass from Brady. Develin caught a touchdown pass from Brady in the playoffs, but that doesnt qualify.


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