This Tom Brady kid might end up making out OK after all.

Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback and a future Hall of Famer, is set to tie an impressive NFL record. On Sunday with a start at the Detroit Lions, Brady will make his 298th start in the league, tying him with Brett Favre…who wasn’t too shabby in his own right.

Not too bad for Brady,  the former Michigan product who was taken in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Despite all the hand-wringing from the national media about his output this year, Brady is still having a very good season, his first in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers are 9-5 and second in the NFC South.

He is tied for fourth in the NFL in touchdowns (32) and fifth with 3,886 passing yards.

A six-time Super Bowl winner, Brady is four times a Super Bowl MVP and 14 times a selection to the Pro Bowl. With the Wolverines in college, he won the 1997 national championship.