Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning’s National Football League record for passing yards

Ruben Holloway
October 9, 2018

The 11-time Pro-Bowler didn't waste much time moving up the record books.

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

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. Shown on the video slicing tomatoes, Manning deadpanned that his time as the career yards passing leader have been "the greatest thousand days of my life". "Thanks to you, that's over now".

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Manning, who was surpassed in the record books, joined forces with the Denver Broncos to acknowledge the feat with a amusing video.

Brees is in his 18th season out of Purdue. "I think touchdowns probably has a little more meaning to a quarterback, because it means that you got six points, and it means you were doing something good for your team".

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And a few pass-catchers and defenders alike.

The league halted competition in order to honor Bree's achievement. ESPN, televising the "Monday Night Football" game, had Brees wearing a microphone during the game, and it played audio of Brees telling his young sons, "Hey, boys, how about that, huh?"

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