It took him 265 games, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has finally eclipsed 1,000 career rushing yards.
In the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, Brady rushed for 5 yards on third and 3 to reach the milestone. The 41-year-old — who entered the season 32 shy of 1,000 — had been slowly chipping away this year.
“I’ve kind of inched along there for a long time,” Brady said in November. “It really hasn’t been a part of my game, but I’m getting close. I’ve been at it for a long time.”
Throughout the season, Brady has been tracking his progress on social media with the hashtag “TB1K.” Prior to New England’s Week 9 matchup against the Packers, Brady teased the impending achievement with a video splicing together a scene from the 2012 film “The Dark Knight Rises” and previous notable rushes, including his juke of Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher in 2006 and his 6-yard touchdown against the Raiders during the fourth quarter of the “Tuck Rule” game in 2002. The montage opened with a clip from Brady’s 5.28-second 40-yard dash at the 2000 NFL Combine.