8 Reasons why Saints QB Drew Brees is one of the greatest

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Drew Brees
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Drew Brees /
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2. Records / Achievements

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 04: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints runs onto the field during a game against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 04: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints runs onto the field during a game against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

If there has been anyone that has owned the records/achievements category, it’s been Saints QB Drew Brees. Throughout Drew’s time playing in the NFL, the quarterback has certainly racked up the various achievements and records. Below will be his most notable, and some of my personal favorites of Drew’s accolades.

One of my personal favorite achievements Drew Brees has accomplished is this: there have been nine 5,000 yard passing seasons in NFL history. Drew Brees owns five of them. It goes without saying that having a passing season with 5,000 yards is incredible, but for Drew Brees to knock out this accomplishment so many times is an insane accomplishment.

Drew Brees is one of six quarterbacks to defeat at least 31 of the current NFL teams. Drew has yet to defeat the Baltimore Ravens. The other quarterbacks include Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and Kerry Collins.

Drew Brees currently ranks third in passing yards (66,111), passing touchdowns (465), and completions (5,836) in NFL History. In all three categories, Brees sits behind QBs Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.

Some of Drew Brees’ greatest achievements include being first and foremost the Super Bowl 44 MVP. Drew Brees has won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award twice throughout his career (2008, 2011).

Some additional records that I feel deserve to be recognized are: Drew Brees has the most games with 300+ passing yards, (106) and 400+ passing yards (15). Drew has tied the record for most touchdown passes in a single NFL game with 7 in 2015. He owns the records for most consecutive seasons with 30+ passing touchdowns (9), 4,000+ passing yards (11), and most seasons leading the NFL in passing yards (7). And he is the fastest quarterback to not only reach 40,000 yards, but 50,000 yards and 60,000 passing yards.

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