Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Brees breaks National Football League all-time passing record with 62-yard touchdown pass

Brees breaks National Football League all-time passing record with 62-yard touchdown pass

It was expected that Drew Brees would pass Peyton Manning for the all-time passing yards record on Monday night in New Orleans, but the way that it happened was pretty special. And then the big moment came on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith.

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

Brees had 12,238 passing yards as a member of the then-San Diego Chargers from 2001-05, but his assault on the National Football League record books truly began when he joined the Saints as a free agent in 2006. Brees is roughly 5,000 yards ahead of the next active player on the all-time passing list - No. 4 Tom Brady at 67,077. Brees has passed for more than 59,000 yards and more than 400 TDs in 12-plus seasons for New Orleans, smashing every meaningful Saints passing record while helping long-frustrated franchise win its first Super Bowl in 2010 and go to the playoffs six times. He has 499 career touchdown passes.

"You've ruined that for me". But one thing the microphones picked up which wasn't immediately noticed was what Brees told his children after he broke the record. "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". He's just been the ultimate pro, taking care of himself, being in great shape.

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