Sports world reacts after Drew Brees sets the NFL's all-time passing record

Tanya Simon
October 9, 2018

Drew Brees is now the NFL's all-time leading passer!

The veteran quarterback became the NFL's all-time passing leader on Monday night, passing Peyton Manning for the No. 1 spot.

Earlier this season, Brees broke Brett Favre's career record of 6,300 completions. He set the mark on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith.

After the record-breaking completion, officials stopped the game and the game ball was handed over to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials on the sideline while the Superdome crowd offered a standing ovation. Brees, meanwhile, was able to share the moment with his wife and children down on the sideline.

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.

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It also took Brees fewer games than Manning to pass for 71,740 yards - Brees achieved the feat in 253 games compared to Manning's 266.

Brees entered the game needing 201 yards for the record. Manning threw 539 touchdowns in his career.

Brees exited the game at the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter.

"You've ruined that for me". Partnered in 2006 with a first-year head coach in Payton, the pair took the previously underachieving franchise to new heights, while also helping bring joy to a New Orleans community struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's destruction.

"Also, let this serve as the congratulations for the touchdown record, because as you can see, I am very busy".

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