TAMPA (Fla.) -- Sunday's match against the Chicago Bears saw Tom Brady, the Buccaneers' quarterback, become the first NFL quarterback to pass 600 career touchdown passes.
The touchdown was scored by Mike Evans, a wide receiver, at 9 yards. After Shaq Barrett, an outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears, forced Justin Fields' fumble, the Buccaneers got the ball. Vita Vea, a defensive tackle, recovered it.
Coach Bruce Arians gave Brady a huge hug after the play.
Evans was unaware of the significance of the record and threw it to a fan. However, a Bucs official was in a position to retrieve the ball and give the fan a new one. Evans also received Brady's record-setting pass to Foxborough, which gave him the most passing yardage in NFL history.
To reach this milestone, Brady had to score two touchdowns before Sunday's game. His first touchdown came with a 4 yard touchdown throw to Chris Godwin. Leonard Fournette also ran a 2-yard touchdown for the Bucs.
Brady held the NFL record of most touchdown passes. Drew Brees, with 571 touchdown passes was next closest.
In Sunday's game Brady threw two touchdown passes to Evans, one for Evans for 2 yards and the other for 8 yards in the second quarter. Blaine Gabbert replaced Brady midway through the fourth period. He completed his day on Sunday, finishing with 20-of-36 yards for 211 yards.
Today's victory would bring the Bucs to a record of 6-1, their best start in franchise history.