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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Former Saints star shares awesome Drew Brees story

Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth shared an awesome story about Drew Brees on Monday, the night Brees set an NFL record.

Brees added another accomplishment to his Hall of Fame career during Monday night’s game against Washington. On a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith, Brees set the record for passing yards in a career, surpassing the 71,940 mark established by Peyton Manning.

Shortly after, congratulatory remarks poured in from around the sports world. Among those to give Brees a shoutout was Stallworth, a former 1st-round pick who caught 23 touchdowns with the Saints. Stallworth was with New Orleans from 2002-2005 and says he and Brees were recovering from surgery together prior to the 2006 season. Stallworth was a member of the Saints at the time and Brees was leaving the Chargers as a free agent. The two started talking about Brees joining the Saints, and it was at that point that Stallworth learned just how dedicated to the game Brees is.

The two never ended up playing together as Stallworth was traded to the Eagles in 2006, but the story shows part of what makes Brees so special.

There will no doubt be several rees stories told over the coming days and weeks. This will likely be among the best of them.

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