Drew Brees has further solidified his legacy as one of the most prolific passers in NFL records. During the Saints 34-7 win on “Monday Night Football” over the touring Colts, the 20-yr veteran broke Peyton Manning’s report for career landing passes at some stage in the 0.33 area with a five-yard strike to tight quit Josh Hill to present the Saints a 27-0 lead over the Colts.
He tied the mark in the 2d zone on 21-yard rating to Tre’Quan Smith.
Brees, who wished 3 touchdowns entering the game to bypass Manning, now has 541 profession landing passes (he hit Taysom Hill for a rating within the third area, marking his 21st immediately of entirety in the game) and counting, passing Manning’s 539.
Brees completed Monday night’s recreation 29 of 30 for 307 yards and four touchdowns. He also set every other NFL file via finishing ninety six.7% of his passes.
Tom Brady, also a 20-year veteran, is 1/3 all-time with 538 touchdown passes. Brees, Brady and Manning are also pinnacle-three all-time in profession passing yards, with Brees passing Manning’s career mark all through the 2018 season. Brady reacted after Brees set the mark.
The thirty second average pick inside the 2001 NFL Draft, the 40-year-old Brees and an eleven-time Pro Bowler and 2006 All-Pro. In 2009, Brees led the NFL in crowning glory percentage and landing passes at the same time as main New Orleans to its first Super Bowl. Against Manning’s Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, Brees received MVP honors after going 32 of 39 for 288 yards with touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
A future Hall of Famer, Brees has led the NFL in completion percentage six instances that consists of every of the past three years (along with this season). He has also led the NFL in passing yards seven instances and touchdown passes on 4 exceptional events. Brees additionally has 5 of the pinnacle-10 most prolific passing seasons in NFL records. His 5,476 passing yards in 2011 was the unmarried-season record before Manning topped it via a backyard in 2013.
After not starting a single game as a rookie, Brees has compiled a 160-111 ordinary season file as an NFL starting quarterback. He owns an eight-7 document inside the playoffs while finishing 66.3 percentage of his passes in postseason play.
Brees, who’s underneath the final yr of his agreement, has not publicly said whether or not or no longer this may be his very last NFL season. It’s affordable to assume that Brees can also consider retirement if he is able to win his 2d Super Bowl at season’s cease, making him simplest the 13th starting quarterback in NFL history to win a couple of Super Bowl titles.