New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made his way into the NFL record books during Monday night’s win over the Redskins.
As the old saying goes, “Records are meant to be broken.” New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sketch his name into the record books by becoming the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, Monday during the Saints 43-19 victory over the Washington Redskins in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
After surpassing Brett Favre for second place midway through the first quarter, Brees legendary moment came on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith late in the second quarter, placing him in first place after passing Peyton Manning.
However, Brees’ record-breaking performance was nearly overshadowed by his phenomenal play against the Redskins. While leading the Saints to a 4-1 record, Brees went 26-29 for 349 yards and threw for three touchdowns in the win.
What a career it has been for Brees, the 11-time Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl XLIV MVP. Over the course of his hall-of-fame career as a member of the San Diego Chargers and Saints, Brees has now thrown for 72,063 yards, and has not shown any signs of slowing down no time soon.