New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees breaks record for most TD passes in NFL history
The New Orleans Saints’ superstar quarterback Drew Brees did it. He passed Peyton Manning for the most passing touchdowns in NFL history.
Peyton Manning ended his career with 539 touchdown passes. Tom Brady is at 538. And, now, New Orleans Saints’ star quarterback Drew Brees is at 540, throwing at least three against the Indianapolis Colts.
Brees should’ve had the record after a stellar first half. Leading 20-0 going into half time, Brees, with seconds left in the second, hit Tre’Quan Smith for a touchdown, yet it was called back for offensive pass interference.
It didn’t take long into the third as Brees set the record just under eight minutes into the quarter. With 7:08 to play, Brees hit Josh Hill, the versatile tight end, for a short touchdown pass after a play-action-pass. The 12-play, 75-yard drive lasted almost half the third quarter.
Now, at 540, Brees may inevitably be passed by Brady, but a few years younger, it may be Brees who eventually has the last laugh as Brady’s play has certainly started to decline. But, will Brady outlast Brees and end with the most? That’ll be on Brees.
That said, Hill hasn’t been used often in the Saints dynamic offense. But, he did come in clutch when Brees needed him to. After a few hugs and one important one between Brees and Sean Payton, the game resumed with New Orleans leading 27-0.
Brees is back to business and should be expected to continue looking to expand his record. He also has totaled that many touchdowns in fewer games than Tom Brady, displaying just on what level he’s played throughout his career.
The most accurate quarterback the NFL has ever seen, Brees has taken his game to the next level even deep in his career.
This is Drew Brees’ team, and the Saints will go as far as Brees takes them in the playoffs. They’ll still be the NFC’s third seed even with a win tonight.