Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Sports world reacts after Drew Brees sets the NFL's all-time passing record

Sports world reacts after Drew Brees sets the NFL's all-time passing record

Drew Brees is the NFL's all-time passer. Manning threw 539 touchdowns in his career.

Going into a Monday night's matchup with the Washington Redskins, Brees trailed former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos great, Peyton Manning, by 201 yards for the most passing yards in National Football League history.

Brees surpassed Peyton Manning's previous record of 71,940 yards with that touchdown connection, and it was a pretty special moment to behold in New Orleans. Brees removed his helmet and hugged his wife, Brittany, and four children on the sideline. In the press box, the Superdome catering staff served "beefy mac", a meal of macaroni with ground beef that has always been one of Brees' traditional meals on the night before games. During the second quarter of the Saints' game against the Redskins, Brees connected with Tre'Quan Smith on a 62-yard touchdown pass to claim the record. You have got to have the utmost respect for what he's been able to accomplish in his career. He led the Saints to a Super Bowl win over Manning and the Colts in 2009.

Earlier this season, Brees broke Brett Favre's career record of 6,300 completions.

When the night began, Brees was sitting third on the all-time list with 71,740 passing yards, 201 yards behind Manning for the No. 1 spot.

Highlights of the New Orleans Saints' clash with the Washington Redskins in week five of the NFL. He had a breakout campaign in 2004, but by then the Chargers had drafted Philip Rivers with the fourth overall pick, and in the final game of the 2005 season, Brees suffered a major shoulder injury.

Other quarterbacks, past and present, also weighed in. And I gotta tell you, it's been the greatest 1,000 days of my life.

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