He broke the record in style, too, hitting rookie Tre'Quan Smith for a 62 yard touchdown down the right sideline. The game came to a halt in order to honor Brees' accomplishment, and plenty of people on social media took time to pay tribute to the veteran quarterback for his impressive feat. He already owns records for career completion percentage (67.1-percent), passing yards per game (342.3), and consecutive seasons of 4,500 yards (7).
Congratulations on such a great career that is still going strong for Drew Brees.
The touchdown pass gave the Saints a 26-6 lead as they sought to move into first place in the NFC South division. And thanks to you, that's over now.
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Several hundred protesters, a lot of them women, barged through barricades to lay claim to the front steps of the US Capitol. He is replacing the long-serving Justice Kennedy, who announced his retirement on June 27 at the age of 81.
"I love you guys so much", Brees said while hugging his three boys as Brittany held their daughter nearby.
Brees is in his 18th season out of Purdue. And you've ruined that for me. He also owns 5 of the 9 single seasons with 5,000 or more yards passing. The San Diego Chargers took the 6-foot Brees at the beginning of the second round of the 2001 draft, but allowed him to leave in free agency after a major throwing shoulder injury at the end of the 2005 season.