Not only did he lead the New Orleans Saints to a 34-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night, but Drew Brees also broke veteran QB Peyton Manning record for career touchdown passes of all-time.
“Listen, it was special, everything about the night,” Brees said after the game. “I don’t know how they pick ’em. Monday Night Football, playing the Colts, the team that we won the Super Bowl against 10 years ago… It just kind of makes you shake your head. ‘Are you kidding me?’
Brees, who needed to three touchdowns to pass Manning record, now has 541 career touchdown passes. Moving past the retired Manning score at 539 but looking at statistics another quarterback isn’t too far behind, Tom Brady with 538.
Brees finished the night 29-of-30 passing, a 96.7 completion percentage that broke Philip Rivers’ mark (96.55 set last season on 28-of-29 passing) for best ever in the NFL (minimum 20 attempts).
Brady, who is third on the list, congratulated Brees’ on twitter for his accomplishment letting him know he isn’t far behind.
Congrats drew!! Couldn’t be more deserving. Passing Peyton in anything is an incredible achievement and your records will be tough to beat! But it’s worth trying 😉
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 17, 2019
This isn’t the first time Brees has broken a record, last season, Brees broke another one of Manning’s records and became the leader for career passing yards, still at No. 1 with 76,884 yards Brady, who also passed Manning record and stands second with 74,079 yards.
Without starting a single game as rookie, Brees has gathered a 160-111 regular-season record as an NFL starting quarterback. He owns an 8-7 record in the playoffs while completing 66.3 percent of his passes in postseason play.