Mercedes Benz Superdome was the place to be last Monday night as Drew Brees needed only 3 touchdowns to break Manning’s old TD record of 539. Brees did that and then some as he also made sure he broke the completion percentage record in a game. He completed 96.7% of his passes and added 4 touchdowns onto that to bring his total to 540. He also shows no signs of slowing down.
Drew Brees originally started off with the San Diego Chargers in 2001 and then was let go after a shoulder injury in 2005. He landed in the “Big Easy” in 2006 and led the Saints to a super bowl in 2009 in which they captured their first championship in team history. It just so happened that Brees beat Manning in that Super Bowl. Brees is always on top of the leaderboards in nearly every big quarterback stat every year as he has eclipsed 30 TD 10 times in his illustrious career. He also holds the record for most pass yards by a quarterback in which he broke last year.
This year however saw Brady and Brees on the heels of Manning’s TD record and with Brees’s injury at the beginning of the season, it looked like TB12 was a surefire pick to break it but his performance has been unlike him recently and it allowed Brees to pick up right where he left off and ultimately throw a wide open touchdown to Josh Hill.
After Brees broke the record, numerous celebrities and opponents congratulated him, even the one that was competing with him for the record.
Now, with this record being broken, feel free to have a debate about if Drew Brees is now the GOAT. One debate that cannot be had is the fact that he will definitely have his Bust enshrined in Canton Ohio one day.