With training camp rapidly approaching for the New Orleans Saints, QB Drew Brees is preparing for his 17th year in the NFL. Since arriving in New Orleans via free agency in 2006, Brees owns just about all the Saints & some league passing records.
Besides playing for another Super Bowl trophy what other accomplishments can the future 1st ballet Hall Of Famer Drew Brees look forward too?
Well, Let’s take a look at three major passing milestones that Drew Brees can eclipse in 2017.
JOINING THE 70K PASSING MILES CLUB
According to NFL milestone tracker Brees is currently on track to join QB’s Payton Manning (71,940) & Brett Favre (71,838) as the only passer’s in NFL history to reach 70k yards.
Drew Brees passing yard numbers from last year were 5,208, which is the second most he’s had in a single year besides his 2011 campaign of 5,476.
Bree’s needs only a pedestrian — by his standards — 3,889 yards to become a member of this exclusive club. Drew Brees on his career has 66,111 passing yards. That’s good for 3rd overall in NFL history. He needs 5,829 to capture the record held by Payton Manning (71,940). I guarantee you that this milestone is on his mind, besides another Super Bowl Ring of course.
REACH THE 500 PASSING TD’S CLUB
Drew Brees needs only 35 TD’S to join the 500 Passing TD club. The only other passers to ever throw for 500 TD’s were: Payton Manning with 539 & Brett Favre with 508.
Drew did throw for 37 TD’S in 2016 & has thrown over 35 touchdowns four times in his illustrious career. I see no reason with all the weapons around Drew, along with good health, he wouldn’t be able to reach this important milestone as well.
As far as the all-time passing TD’s record, Bree’s currently has 465 & would need 43 in 2017 just to tie Favre at 2nd place in the NFL history books.
REACH THE 6000 PASSING COMPLETIONS CLUB
Brees needs only 164 completions to reach 6000 on his career. The Saints QB star had 471 in 2016, which was the most he’s had in a single season. He has averaged around 450 completions over the last several years.
Again, only two other QB’s have reached the 6000K completion mark. Brett Favre has 6,300 and Payton Manning has 6,125. Brees, with 5,836 completions, is good for 3rd in NFL history. He needs only 464 completions to get the record. Brees most certainly will get to 6000 and pass Payton Manning. But to reach the record of 6,300 held by Favre in 2017 will be a challenge.
When it’s all said and done, I anticipate that Drew Brees will own all these passing records. I do think that Brees will retire a New Orleans Saint. And he will remain a very effective force on offense over the next two years.
What do you think? Will Drew get the records or not? Please comment below!