Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time passing leader

09 October, 2018, 15:24 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
  • This guy is awesome. Flat-out awesome.’ — Teammates spill on Drew Brees as QB approaches record

Drew Brees is now the NFL's all-time leading passer!

Brees finished the game with 72 103 all-time passing yards after moving past Manning's 71 940 and Brett Favre's total of 71 838 in the second quarter. And then the big moment came on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith.

Brees, who tapped his heart and pointed to the spectators in the sold-out stadium, handed the football used on the play to a Hall of Fame official. As the Superdome crowd gave Brees a standing ovation, he removed his helmet and hugged his wife Brittany and their four children. It makes me proud and it makes me extremely grateful - extremely grateful for the opportunity to play this game, to play it as long as I've played it, to have wound up here in New Orleans. He surpassed Favre earlier this season to become the NFL's all-time completion leader. His family joined him on the field, and TV cameras even caught a few fans shedding tears. He later truly congratulates Brees for all of his historic accomplishments and shows a picture of the two together from when Brees was in college and Manning was in his third National Football League season.

Anticipating that Brees might break the record against his team, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden told the Athletic's Tarik El-Bashir before the game, "It's a great accomplishment, man".

Brees came into Week 5 not only leading the NFL in completion percentage, but with a mark higher than the 72.0 he posted past year, which set a single-season league record.

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Then in the second inning, Gary Sanchez , a man with a lot to prove this October hit the first of his two moon shots on the night. NY is built for Yankee Stadium, where it takes advantage of the short right-field porch and hit 144 of its record 267 home runs.

Then he gets serious and congratulates Brees for real.

With the game well in hand after the two-minute warning, Payton subbed Brees out of the game.

When Saints began one of their last first-half possessions on their own 38, Brees needed just 35 yards to break the record. You've ruined that for me.

Of the passing-yardage record, Manning said at the time, "He deserves it".

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