Drew Brees now stands as the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing, a position he earned in quite a fashion. Previously, Peyton Manning had held the record with 71,940 yards. Before Peyton, Brett Favre had held the record with 71,838 yards. Brees now ranks highest regarding the most passing yards in the 99 years that the NFL has been in existence.
The 39-year-old player broke the record on making a 62-yard touchdown pass to TreQuan Smith in the 2nd quarter. He completed the game with 363 yards as well as 3 TDs. New Orleans Saints emerged the winners of the match, having beaten Washington Redskins.
The game came to a temporary stop when he made the pass and Drew’s coaches, family and teammates joined him in the celebrations where he went on to encourage his sons, telling them that they could achieve anything they wanted in life.
When asked about how he felt about his new record, Brees went on to say that he did not give much thought to it at the moment, as he believed that he had much more to achieve in the future. Drew stated that he was not done with his career and given the many challenges ahead that he wanted to face, it was best for him to focus on what else he could accomplish. However, he expressed gratitude to everyone who had played a part in his victory as he looked back at his journey to New Orleans.
His record now stands at 72,103 yards, which is quite close to forty-one miles and he has 499 career TD passes to his name. These stats leave him one shy shot of joining the 500 club which comprises Tom Brady, Manning, and Favre. Fans can only wait to see what lies ahead for this great player. He indeed has the potential to set more records.