Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s record of 71,940 career passing yards Monday night against Washington Redskins.
Brees broke the record with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith to give the Saints a 26-6 lead in the second quarter.
The history-making pass for @drewbrees!
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 9, 2018
“Hey boys, how about Dad?! I love you guys so much,” he told his kids. “You can accomplish anything in life you’re willing to work for, right?”
Amazing moment. Drew Brees to his boys after his record-breaking TD pass: "I love you guys so much. You can accomplish anything in life if you're willing to work for it! Alright?" pic.twitter.com/lKSVlFazyk
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“It’s crazy. I never would’ve dreamed,” said Brees “It just speaks to the longevity. And it says a lot about the teams I’ve been on, the coaches, the teammates, the players. Everyone has a hand in this, and I hope they know that.”
Brees also holds the NFL records for most career completions and highest completion percentage. He has thrown for more than 5,000 yards five times over the past decade — something no other quarterback has ever done more than once.