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Tom Brady vs Johnny Unitas Comparison

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Tom Brady vs Johnny Unitas Comparison

Head-to-head comparison of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas and future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady that includes stats, Super Bowls, and various awards.  Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

This comparison was last updated after the 2015 season, you can see a more up-to-date comparison here.

Position and Height

Position

Tom Brady – Quarterback
Johnny Unitas – Quarterback

Height

Tom Brady – 6’4″
Johnny Unitas – 6’1″

Super Bowl and Seasons Played

Super Bowls or NFL Championship Wins

Tom Brady - 4 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 3 (1958, 1959, 1970) UnknownUnknownUnknown

Super Bowl or NFL Championship Appearances

Tom Brady - 6 (2001, 2003-2004, 2008, 2011, 2014) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 4 (1958, 1959, 1968, 1970) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

Seasons Played

Tom Brady - 16 (2000-2015) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 18 (1957-1973) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

Awards and Honors

Hall of Fame

Tom Brady - No (Still Playing)
Johnny Unitas – Yes (Inducted in 1979)

Number Retired

Tom Brady - No (Still Playing)
Johnny Unitas – Yes (Colts #19)

NFL MVPs

Tom Brady - 2 (2007, 2010) UnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 4 (1957, 1959, 1964, 1967) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

Super Bowl MVP

Tom Brady - 3 (2001, 2003, 2014) UnknownUnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 0

Conference Champion

Tom Brady - 6 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011, 2014) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 4 (1958, 1959, 1968, 1970) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

Pro Bowls

Tom Brady - 11 (2001, 2004-2005, 2007, 2009-2015) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 10 (1957-1964, 1966-1967) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

AP First Team All-Pro

Tom Brady - 2 (2007, 2010) UnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 5 (1958-1959, 1964, 1965, 1967) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

NFL Passing Yards Leader

Tom Brady - 2 (2005, 2007) UnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 4 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1963) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

NFL Passing Touchdown Leader

Tom Brady - 4 (2002, 2007, 2010, 2015) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 4 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960) UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown

NFL Offensive Player of the Year or NFL Bert Bell Award

Tom Brady - 2 (2007, 2010) UnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 3 (1959, 1964, 1967) UnknownUnknownUnknown

Conference Offensive Player of the Year

Tom Brady - 3 (2007, 2010, 2011) UnknownUnknownUnknown
Johnny Unitas – 0

Comeback Player of the Year

Tom Brady - 1 (2009) Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 0

Regular Season Career Stats

Games

Tom Brady - 225 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 211

Games Started

Tom Brady - 223 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 185

Touchdown Passes

Tom Brady - 428 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 290

Passing Yards

Tom Brady - 58,028 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 40,239

Interceptions

Tom Brady - 150 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 253

Pass Attempts

Tom Brady - 7,792 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 5,186

Pass Completions

Tom Brady - 4,953 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 2,830

Completion Percentage

Tom Brady - 63.6 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 54.6

QB Rating

Tom Brady - 96.4 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 78.2

Playoff Career Stats

Playoff Games

Tom Brady - 31 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 9

Touchdown Passes

Tom Brady - 56 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 7

Passing Yards

Tom Brady - 7,957 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 1,663

Interceptions

Tom Brady - 28
Johnny Unitas – 10 Unknown

Pass Attempts

Tom Brady - 1,183 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 226

Pass Completions

Tom Brady - 738 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 120

Completion Percentage

Tom Brady - 62.4 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 53.1

QB Rating

Tom Brady - 88.0 Unknown
Johnny Unitas – 68.9

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