On Monday Night Football, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees passed Peyton Manning becoming the NFL’s All-time Leading Passer. Spark up a conversation about who’s the best QB of all time and you’ll hear names like Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and the list goes on and on and on. But there’s one name that’s almost always overlooked and sometimes left off the list. The NFL has taken so many hits in the media over the past few seasons.
The off-season was filled with so much political propaganda that once the season starts you’ve probably forgotten why you love the sport. But it’s those rare moments that reel true fans back in. Monday Night Football featured the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins and one of this year’s historic milestones. Another NFL record bites the dust as Drew Brees surpasses Peyton Manning becoming the NFL’s All-time Leading Passing.
Humanitarian, Leader, Class Act, those are the words that immediately come to mind when I think of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees. The humbled quarterback from the University of Purdue owns multiple NCAA and NFL records, Pro Bowl appearances and let’s not forget the 2010 Superbowl MVP trophy. Most players, after 17 years would be on the downslope of their careers and nearing retirement.
Although Brees might be one step closer to retirement, it doesn’t seem like he’s slowing down anytime soon. With the rules of today’s NFL favoring the offensive side of the ball, Brees will continue to thrive as one of the leagues elite passers. At the age of 39, he still looks like he has a few years left so why not keep the train rolling. If Tom Brady can play through age 41, why can’t Brees? Brees is currently 3rd on the NFL’s Career Passing Touchdowns Leaders, just surpassing Brady. Peyton Manning sits atop the throne at 539. Brees currently has 452.
As of today, in the 2018 season, Brees has 11 TDs 0 INTs and completing 78% of his passes. With a year or two left under his belt, I’d say the career TD record is for the taking.