Drew Brees: The New Leader of All Time Passing Yards

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Drew Brees: The New Leader of All Time Passing Yards

Ryan Guilbeau '18

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On Monday Night Football on October 8, 2018, Drew Brees surpassed Peyton Manning for the most passing yards of all time on a beautiful 62 yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith. Brees finished the game with 363 yards and 3 touchdowns, as well as a big win against the Washington Redskins.
The game paused, and Brees had a very memorable moment with his teammates and family after the pass. The team gathered around him and celebrated as the crowd went crazy. Brees was then presented with an official certificate from a referee, then walked over to his family. He told his four young children, “You can accomplish anything in life you’re willing to work for, right? I love you, boys.” It was a historic and touching moment for Brees and the NFL.
Many celebrities and fellow players went to social media to congratulate Brees on the milestone. NBA player LeBron James congratulated him on twitter, and former NFL quarterback (as well as the former record holder) Peyton Manning, made a very funny video congratulating him on all his hard work and success. Russell Wilson, Troy Aikman, Kurt Warner, Justin Tucker, JJ Watt, and many more also took to social media about Brees’ performance.
Drew Brees went to Purdue, and was drafted 64th overall in the 2001 NFL draft. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers, and he played with them until 2005. Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints in free agency during that offseason. He has played with the Saints ever since and has had major success there, including a Super Bowl win in 2010 against the Indianapolis Colts. This recent accomplishment adds to Brees’ Hall of Fame legacy.
Brees and the Saints are off to a hot start to the season at 11-2, sitting at the top of the NFC South division. A big help to their success besides Brees is running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara has 793 rushing yards, 592 receiving on the season, and 15 total touchdowns. The Saints have managed to continually dominate this year, and they look forward to a Super Bowl push.
This recent accomplishment was very impressive, but enjoy it while it lasts, Drew. Tom Brady’s coming for your record.

Sources: http://www.espn.com/