Threw 4 TD passes (rushed for a 5th) to join Peyton Manning and Brett Favre as the only QB's to have 9 30 passing TD seasons.
Brees has also done it consecutively, which the other 2 didn't.
Such an amazing career he's had, will be sad when it's over in 2-3-4 years.
Always been one of my favs. Was sooo happy when he won the big one in 2010. I also remember when San Diego bailed on him I thought that was a bit of a raw deal for him.
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11th straight season with 4000 yards passing now. Nobody else has ever done it more than 6 straight.
Also became just 3rd QB to throw for 65,000 career passing yards.
4 TD passes again yesterday, 21st time in his career, tying Tom Brady for most all-time.
He should hold the all time yard record assuming he can put in at least one more 4000 yard season and come back for one more season after that. Still going strong, so good chance imo.
The TD record will probably require 3 solid seasons
Brees finishes with 5208 yards on the season (4th highest total of all-time), the 5th time in 6 years he's led the league (2nd the other year). Ryan and Cousins both fell short of the 5000 yard mark, so Brees is responsible for 5 of the 9 times 5000 yards has been accomplished.
Brees is now 5829 yards, and 74 TD's short of Manning.
That's true, and probably a factor to some degree, but he had a history of setting records and throwing the ball a lot well before his New Orleans/Payton days. He did it in Central Indiana playing in the Big 10 too.