Saints QB Drew Brees throws 400th touchdown in overtime walk-off win
Since making his way into the National Football League, Drew Brees has been more than fascinating, breaking records and reaching milestones throughout his entire career.
After Sunday night’s prime time showdown in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome versus the Dallas Cowboys, the New Orleans Saints‘ quarterback has a pair of keepsakes to add to the collection — 5,000 career completions and 400 career touchdown passes. The completions are good for third all-time, and the touchdowns, fifth all-time, just one shy of Tom Brady.
Both on the field and off, Drew Brees has done so much in such little time. But it’s 2015, and the furture hall-of-famer isn’t getting any younger, yet, he became the youngest player to throw for 400 touchdowns Sunday night.
And to make the career landmark even more special, it came in front of a home crowd in overtime to seal up the Saints’ first win of the adolescent season, edging them over the Cowboys with an 80-yard touchdown pass to running back C.J. Spiller. This is what Spiller was signed to do.
As a team player whose days are likely numbered in New Orleans at the age of 36 with just two years left on his current contract, Drew Brees has bigger plans than setting personal records. He wants to bring his city another Super Bowl before he hangs his hat.
In the national media’s eyes, as well as a number of fans, that is a feat that is no longer possible with question marks surrounding the young club and the loss of the All-Pro big man, tight end Jimmy Graham. And while it is hard to argue for a team with a lot to prove, that’s not how Drew Brees sees it in his eyes.
No, Brees believes anything is possible, and that’s just who he is. Drew Brees is Drew Brees, plain and simple. And as long as the Pro Bowl quarterback is under center, the sky is indeed the limit.
This new, young Saints team led by Drew Brees will find itself sooner or later, and likely sooner rather than later. There are highs and there are lows, and of course, the season is still young.
With a chemistry forming, new guys progressing, and a handful of key veterans returning to the lineup, things may finally be looking up for the struggling New Orleans Saints. Still, there is a lot of work to be done (particularly on the offensive line) before this club should be considered good again, but things may be headed in a favorable direction after last night’s victory down on the bayou. The Saints (1-3) travel to the “City of Brotherly Love” next to take on another struggling team in the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3).