Watch: Drew Brees sets NFL passing yards record on long touchdown
Drew Brees set an NFL record on Monday night, and he did so in awesome fashion.
Brees tossed a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith to put his New Orleans Saints up 26-6 against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter. The touchdown pass gave Brees 71,968 career passing yards, surpassing Peyton Manning’s mark of 71,940. Brees actually surpassed both Brett Favre and Manning on the same night to jump from third to first all time.
After the touchdown, Brees’ Saints teammates jumped around to celebrate the big accomplishment with him. Brees received a card and the football to celebrate the moment and then passed them along to a Hall of Fame representative so the ball could go to Canton.
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Brees’ family was gathered on the sidelines so he could share the moment with them. He also shared a hug with his longtime coach, Sean Payton.
Even at 39 years old, Brees is showing no signs of slowing down and should put some distance between himself and Manning over the next few years.