Can You Identify These Receivers Tom Brady Has Thrown a Touchdown Pass To?

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Gavin Thagard

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Even contemporaries have called him the "Greatest Living American," while others simply refer to Tom Brady as the "G.O.A.T," or "Greatest of All Time." No matter what he's called, there's little doubt that Brady has been one of the most dominant players in NFL history, consistently in both the MPV race and championship contention.

Of course, one of the most amazing parts of Brady's game is his ability to use a variety of weapons on offense, sometimes players that no one has ever heard of, to win football games. In his career, he's played with a slew of players, and many of those players have been on the receiving end of his passes. Occasionally, even defensive players or offensive linemen have caught passes from Brady, demonstrating just how good he is at orchestrating an offense.

Are you familiar with the many receivers who took a pass from Brady into the end zone for a touchdown? From wide receivers to tight ends to running backs, he has completed touchdown passes to just about every position imaginable. Now, here's your chance to identify them. Will you be up to the challenge?

If you're ready, get started and see if you can catch a big score on this football quiz.

No player has brought in more touchdown passes from Tom Brady than this tight end. Who is he?

The only thing that could stop Rob Gronkowski on the football field was injuries. Before those injuries forced him to retire, the five-time Pro Bowler was the only tight end to ever lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns for a season, when he brought in 17 in 2011 with the Patriots.

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Can you identify this Hall of Fame receiver who caught 39 touchdowns from Tom Brady in the regular season?

Randy Moss set a single season record for receiving touchdowns in a season, playing wideout for a Tom Brady-led offense in 2007. That season, the Patriots went undefeated in the regular season, as Moss caught 23 touchdown receptions while averaging 15.2 yards per catch.

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Do you recognize this player who was one of Tom Brady's favorite targets for years?

Wes Welker made the Pro Bowl five straight times during his career playing with Tom Brady, between 2008 and 2012. The Patriots refused to give Welker the money he wanted following the 2012 season, so he left the Patriots to join the Denver Broncos.

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What's the name of this player who won a Super Bowl MVP with Tom Brady throwing him passes?

In Super Bowl XXXIX, Deion Branch brought in 11 passes for 133 yards. Even though he didn't score a touchdown in this game, he did help the Patriots secure a 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, which earned him the Super Bowl MVP.

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Tom Brady loves utilizing tight ends, and that's why the player shown here was one of his top targets for a few seasons. Name him?

Aaron Hernandez brought in 18 receiving touchdowns at the tight end position while playing three seasons with the Patriots. Despite spending three years in New England, Hernandez wasn't part of any of their championship teams.

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Are you familiar with this receiver who made short passes easy for Tom Brady?

Julian Edelman is one of only two Patriots players to win the Super Bowl MVP, other than Tom Brady. Edelman won the award during Super Bowl LIII when he recorded 10 receptions for 141 yards.

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How well do you know this player who was one of Tom Brady's earliest targets in the league?

Daniel Graham starred at the University of Colorado before he entered the 2002 NFL Draft. Even though he played at a small school, the Patriots saw his potential and drafted Graham with the 21st overall pick. After joining the Patriots, he became an early example of how Tom Brady could use a receiving tight end.

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A contributor to Tom Brady's first Super Bowl, who is this wide receiver?

When David Patten first joined the Patriots in 2001, he started 14 games as he became a reliable receiver for Tom Brady in their run to Super Bowl XXXVI. In the championship, he caught the only touchdown pass of the game from Brady.

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Is this dual threat running back a player you recognize?

James White played one of the best games of his career in Super Bowl LI. White brought in a Super Bowl record 14 receptions, including a receiving touchdown. He added two rushing touchdowns on top of that to help the Patriots make a 25-point comeback, then go on to win the game in overtime.

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Name this tight end who spent his first six seasons playing alongside Tom Brady?

After an injury-filled rookie season, Benjamin Watson started nine games during his second season in the league, catching 29 passes for 441 yards during the regular season. He also added the first four receiving touchdowns of his career.

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Have you forgotten this career-long Patriot who played wide receiver?

Troy Brown was always there to make the big play for the Patriots when the moment came. One such moment occurred in the 2006 AFC Championship Game, when Tom Brady threw an interception, forcing Brown to make a last-second strip to get the ball back. The Patriots were able to come back and win the game because of his effort.

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This wide receiver caught every one of his touchdown passes with the New England Patriots. Who is he?

David Givens helped the Patriots win back to back championships in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. After those championships, Givens played one more season with the Patriots before he signed a contract with the Tennessee Titans.

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A receiver with 10 regular season touchdown passes from Tom Brady, which veteran player is this?

Coming out of college at Texas Tech, Danny Amendola went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was able to prove himself, playing his first few seasons with the St. Louis Rams, before the Patriots signed him in 2013 to replace Wes Welker at slot receiver.

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Do you recognize this Patriots legend who played through some of the team's earliest championship runs alongside Tom Brady?

Entering the league in 1999, Kevin Faulk spent his entire NFL career with the Patriots, finally retiring in 2011. For his contributions through three championship teams, the Patriots honored Faulk by adding him to their own Hall of Fame.

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Tom Brady enjoyed the services of which receiver depicted here from 2016 through 2018?

A lacrosse player coming into college, Chris Hogan only played one year of college football before he entered the NFL. He eventually made the active roster for the Buffalo Bills, a division rival of the Patriots. His first touchdown catch actually came against the Patriots, the team he would later join.

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Can you identify this defensive star who caught quite a few touchdown passes from Tom Brady?

With a quarterback like Tom Brady, the Patriots are able to do a few unconventional things on offense to mix it up against opposing defenses. One such package they ran in the early years included linebacker Mike Vrabel, who was used in goal line situations to both block and catch touchdown passes.

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Who is this player that caught seven touchdown passes from Tom Brady, despite only spending a single season in New England?

Brandin Cooks has put up over 1,000 yards receiving every season he's been in the NFL, except his rookie year. With the Patriots, Cooks caught 65 passes for 1,082 yards and averaged a career best 16.6 yards per catch.

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A wide receiver who had the best season of his career playing with Tom Brady, what's the name of this player?

Brandon LaFell helped Tom Brady and the Patriots win their fourth championship over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. In the game, LaFell recorded the first touchdown of the game with an 11-yard reception from Brady.

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Are you able to identify this player who caught his first touchdown pass from Tom Brady?

Despite playing running back, Shane Vereen has more receiving yards than rushing yards throughout his NFL career. By his third season in New England, he was already recording more yards through the air than on the ground, while also putting up more receiving touchdowns than rushing touchdowns.

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Which player shown in this image finished his career in New England?

Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season, but when he came back, Martellus Bennett was there to help the veteran quarterback put on a show against the Cleveland Browns. In the game, Brady threw for 406 yards with three touchdowns, which were all completed to Bennett.

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Identify this receiver who caught his first ever postseason touchdown pass from Tom Brady?

Jabar Gaffney was one of the wide receivers who played for the Patriots during the years they weren't able to win a championship. He did help them go undefeated in 2007, but they lost the Super Bowl that season to the New York Giants.

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This running back had as many receiving touchdowns as rushing touchdowns his first year in New England. Who is he?

Dion Lewis was used sparingly for most of his career with the Patriots, but he did play in all 16 games in 2017, which was his final year with the team. He started all three of their playoff games that year, but he didn't have any touchdowns in the postseason.

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How well do you know this player who spent the final year of his career playing with Tom Brady?

2015 was Scott Chandler's final season in the NFL, after he suffered a knee injury that proved to be career ending. Considering the injury was problematic for him through most the season, he still played well, bringing in 23 receptions for 259 yards and four touchdowns.

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Is this receiver who caught four touchdowns from Tom Brady in his rookie season a player you're familiar with?

Aaron Dobson was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Patriots signed Dobson to a four-year contract, though he would only stay with the team for three seasons before being released.

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Do you recognize this player who followed his former head coach, Josh McDaniels, to New England in 2012?

Brandon Lloyd had the best season of his career playing for Josh McDaniels when he was the head coach for the Denver Broncos in 2010. That season with the Broncos, Lloyd led the NFL in receiving yards, putting up 1,448 yards while also recording 11 touchdowns.

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Have you forgotten this wide receiver who won a Super Bowl with Tom Brady and the Patriots during his rookie season?

Considering Malcolm Mitchell only saw action in his rookie NFL season, he at least got to walk away with a championship by helping the Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Mitchell recorded six receptions on the game for 70 yards, though he wasn't able to add a touchdown to his performance.

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Part of the Patriots' undefeated regular season in 2007, who is this pass catcher?

Donte Stallworth left the Patriots to join the Cleveland Browns following the team's loss in Super Bowl XLII. He returned to the Patriots in 2012 but played only one game, where he was able to score a touchdown on one reception for 63 yards.

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Will you be able to identify this undrafted free agent who signed with the Patriots out of college?

Kenbrell Thompkins had a complicated college career — he transferred schools several times before finally settling at Cincinnati for two seasons. This constant change was a major reason he went undrafted in 2013 before the Patriots signed him as a free agent.

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Are you familiar with this running back who had his first career receiving and rushing touchdown playing with Tom Brady?

Danny Woodhead was part of the Patriots' second Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants in 2011. Despite the loss, Woodhead played well in the game, recording four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown.

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Name this player who has been a versatile threat on offense for the Patriots?

With the ability to do it all on offense, Rex Burkhead has been used as a four-down back for the Patriots since he joined the team in 2017. That versatility came in handy in Super Bowl LIII, where he averaged 6.1 yards per carry while also snagging two passes for 15 yards.

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The Patriots traded up in the 2006 NFL Draft to grab this receiver so he could catch passes from Tom Brady. Who is he?

After an up-and-down rookie season with the Patriots, Chad Jackson tore his ACL in the 2006 NFL Playoffs. The injury forced him to miss most of the following season, and he was released by the Patriots before the 2008 regular season began.

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Known more for his powerful running, can you identify this player who caught three touchdown passes from Tom Brady?

Antowain Smith joined the Patriots in 2001, which ended with Tom Brady's first Super Bowl victory. Smith was the most heavily used running back in the championship game that year, carrying the ball 18 times for 92 yards.

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What's the name of this receiver who once caught an 81-yard pass from Tom Brady?

Though Sam Aiken was one of the many players to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady, his most significant role with the Patriots came on special teams. His role on special teams was a major reason he got a contract extension in 2009, although he wouldn't play out the extension.

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How well do you know this running back who helped Tom Brady win two Super Bowls?

The Patriots have a knack for finding talent outside of the first few rounds of the NFL Draft. That was exactly the case with Brandon Bolden, who went undrafted in 2012, only to sign a free agent deal with New England before the season started.

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A receiver with two postseason touchdowns from Tom Brady as of 2019, who is this?

Though undersized, Phillip Dorsett was recognized for his speed coming out of college. That speed led the Indianapolis Colts to draft him in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, though he only stayed with the team for two seasons before joining the Patriots.

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Which receiver shown here caught a touchdown from Tom Brady, even though he only spent a single season in New England?

In his one season in New England, Tim Dwight brought in 19 passes for 332 yards. He was also valuable as a return man, racking up 523 returns yards throughout the year. He finished the 2005 season with three total touchdowns.

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Do you recognize this player who spent the first two years of his career with the Patriots?

Brandon Tate tore both his ACL and MCL in his final year of college, which caused him to slip to the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. The Patriots were happy to snag him in the third round, utilizing him both as a receiver and return man in his two seasons with the team.

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Though he was typically taking handoffs and running defenders over, are you familiar with this running back who did catch one touchdown pass from Tom Brady?

LaGarrette Blount had an incident in college where he punched an opposing player following a game during his final season with the Oregon Ducks. He was initially suspended for the entire season, then reinstated for following certain guidelines.

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Can you name this receiver who was solid for the Patriots when he was not having off the field troubles?

During Josh Gordon's first season in New England, substance abuse problems kept him off the field for the Patriots. The team decided to bring him back the next season, despite the issues, but parted ways with Gordon after he appeared in six games.

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Is this star wide receiver who struggled in New England a player you're familiar with?

Chad Johnson was a star wide receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals for a decade before he joined the Patriots in 2011. His style didn't fit well with the Patriots, though, and he finished the season with only one receiving touchdown. You might remember him as Chad Ochocinco — a name he used between 2008 and 2012.

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