Drew Brees now leads NFL's all-time passing yards list

Marcus Newton
October 9, 2018

With the game in hand, Payton subbed Brees off the field after the two-minute warning so the quarterback could have one more interaction with the appreciative crowd. Thanks to you, that's over now, and you've ruined that for me. He recorded a video in which he congratulates Brees on the accomplishment but not before shaming the Saints quarterback for taking the record from him. He surpassed it in magnificent style in the first half of Monday Night's game, when he hit a wide open Tre'Quan Smith down the sideline for a deep touchdown.

In a congratulatory video posted on the Denver Broncos official Twitter, a short video shows Manning chopping tomatoes while lamenting his lost record.

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.

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In a victory at Atlanta earlier this season, Brees broke Brett Favre's career record of 6,300 completions. "I think Drew's had a couple of big yardage seasons and maybe they haven't been winning as many games, so I think that can be a little bit misleading".

Brees is in his 18th season out of Purdue. "Credit to him for playing as long as he has, at such a high level". He also has the most 5,000-yard passing seasons, with five - all other NFL quarterbacks have combined for just four such campaigns - and he holds the league's single season record for most completions, notching 471 in 2016.

Brees has 250 yards passing and two touchdowns at halftime.

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