Drew Brees is now the NFL's all-time leading passer!
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the NFL's all-time passing yards leader on Monday night, passing Peyton Manning's previous record of 71,940 yards. And then the big moment came on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith. Brees, meanwhile, was able to share the moment with his wife and children down on the sideline. He finished the game completing 26 of 29 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns. How about that? Hey, I love you guys so much. Manning threw 539 touchdowns in his career. "I think touchdowns probably has a little more meaning to a quarterback, because it means that you got six points, and it means you were doing something good for your team. All your hard work and dedication has paid off".
Brees is in his 18th season out of Purdue.
In 2012, Brees also set the National Football League record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 54. However, Saints coach Sean Peyton took a chance on the 6'0ft quarterback and the tandem eventually won a Super Bowl, ironically against Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts. Brees surpassed Hall-of-Famer Johnny Unitas' streak of 47 straight - which had stood since 1960. Yards, as you all know, cannot necessarily mean winning games. Brees was fourth on the list heading into Monday night at 496.
Brees also was the final Saints player to run onto the field during pre-game introductions as fans belted out elongated howls of "Dreeeeeeew".
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