During the Saints’ wild-card game against the Bears, Drew Brees set one NFL Playoff record and climbs to No. 4 all-time on another record.
Drew Brees to say the least is a legend and one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football. The Saints have benefitted from Brees and his luxurious career over the years. Here is how Brees ranks in the playoffs all-time.
All-Time Playoff Passing Yards – No. 6 (5,232)
Brees’ is currently No. 6 in playoff passing yards. However, with just over 500 yards in these playoffs, he would jump to the top five. He is behind just Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, and Ben Roethlisberger.
All-Time Playoff Completions – No. 5 (462)
In Brees’ last game against the Chicago Bears, he pushed forward to the No. 4 rank passing the 49ers’ Joe Montana. Brees was then passed by Ben Roethlisberger (469) later that night. However, with him now out, he should be able to move back into No. 4.
He’s behind No. 3 by 19 completions.
All-Time Playoff Passing Touchdowns – No. 6 (36)
Passing touchdowns necessarily isn’t Brees’ specialty, but he gets a lot more because of how he dumps it off to Alvin Kamara. Outside of Tom Brady, there is only nine touchdowns that separate No. 2 and Drew Brees.
All-Time Playoff Passing Completion Percentage – No. 3 (67.2 percent)
Completion percentage is one of Drew Brees’ specialties. He set the all-time NFL record for single-season completion percentage a couple of years ago. Since then, he has beat that record of his at least two more times to set the current record.
Brees is top ten by far in most all-time passing statistics. However, if they continue to win in these playoffs, Brees could easily make it into the top five in most of the categories listed above. The Saints need to continue winning.