As The Hall enjoys another season of New England Patriots football, it keeps the archives up-to-date with the newest record-breaking and record-setting milestone artifacts. This season, the Patriots and many Patriots players look to land in the record books, or in The Hall’s display case.
Some of the new items on display from the 2019 season include:
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Julian Edelman’s 500th career reception jersey, which also launched him into 6th on the Patriots all-time receiving yards list (5,473). In week one against the Steelers, Edelman became just the 5th Patriots player to reach the 500 reception mark. Other Patriots to reach that milestone are – Wes Welker, Troy Brown, Stanley Morgan and Rob Gronkowski.
Safety Devin McCourty tied a team record when he intercepted a pass in a fourth consecutive game at Buffalo on Sept. 29. He tied Patriots Hall of Famer Mike Haynes, who also intercepted a pass in four straight games as a rookie back in 1976. McCourty’s cleats and gloves from the 16-10 win in Buffalo are on display at The Hall.
Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett II had a career best performance in week one against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dorsett had 4 receptions for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Hall has received Dorsett’s game-worn gloves to showcase his performance.
The Patriots second straight decade of unprecedented success has continued into 2019. The Patriots continue to add to their existing NFL record for most wins in a decade (133 and counting). On September 22, 2019, the Patriots beat the New York Jets for their 116th regular season win of this decade (2010-present). They now hold the record for most regular season wins and most overall wins in a decade. The Hall has acquired the game ball to represent the team’s accomplishment.
Tom Brady continues to attack the NFL record book. In a week 3 win over the Jets, Tom Brady threw his 523rd regular season touchdown. This pass moved Brady out of a tie with Saints quarterback Drew Brees and into sole possession of second place on the NFL’s all-time touchdown list. Brady aims to pass Peyton Manning (539) for most regular season touchdowns in NFL history. The Hall has added this milestone football to its collection.
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has extended his success into the 2019 season and is rapidly climbing the all-time wins list. In a week 8 match up against his former team, the Cleveland Browns, Belichick led his team to his 300th career victory. Belichick is just the third head coach to win 300 games (Don Shula 347 and George Halas 324). To commemorate this milestone victory, The Hall has received Belichick’s rain coat that he wore during win number 300. The jacket and other Belichick milestone artifacts and photos can be found at our pop up Belichick 300 display.
Because we love all things Gronk. We also have the football Rob Gronkowski spiked as part of the season-opening Super Bowl LIII banner ceremony. He signed the football and it’s on display at The Hall.
Visit the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon to see many more incredible moments and artifacts from Patriots history.