Drew Brees Becomes NFL's All-Time Leader in Passing Yards

Silvia Morton
October 9, 2018

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning's all-time passing record of 71,940 yards during the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins.

As you can see, Brees did it in style with a long touchdown connection and, on cue, the sports world opened its arms to congratulate him on what is an awe-inspiring accomplishment. Brees still needs 42 touchdown passes to surpass Manning's record of 539, something the Saints quarterback could achieve next season if he maintains his current level of play. You have got to have the utmost respect for what he's been able to accomplish in his career. Brees is roughly 5,000 yards ahead of the next active player on the all-time passing list - No. 4 Tom Brady at 67,077.

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Brees entered Monday 43 passing touchdowns short of Manning's National Football League record of 539 for a career, meaning that he is on pace to top that mark in 2019.

The Saints won with a blowout 43-19 against the Redskins, scoring 14 points in the third quarter and 3 points in the last quarter. Shown on the video slicing tomatoes, Manning deadpanned that his time as the career yards passing leader have been "the greatest thousand days of my life". How about that? Hey, I love you guys so much. However, Saints coach Sean Peyton took a chance on the 6'0ft quarterback and the tandem eventually won a Super Bowl, ironically against Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts. Yards, as you all know, cannot necessarily mean winning games.

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