His stats race with Buccaneers’ Tom Brady.
Drew Brees and Tom Brady have been two of the most dominant quarterbacks in the NFL over the past decade. Nearing the end of both of their careers, their stats have mounted up and are competing with each other in more than one category.
The most prevalent stat being the race for most touchdowns thrown in a career. After battling all year, Brady currently sits at 581 touchdowns in his career while Brees is sitting at 571 touchdowns in his career.
This might not be enough to bring Brees back for a whole other season, but it is definitely worth the speculation. He and Brady have been neck and neck for over a decade. Brady has already announced after winning a Super Bowl that he will be returning next year.
With his announcement, that might lead to Brees taking a little bit more time contemplating his retirement decision. Whether or not it is enough is up for debate, but Brees would have to play another season to not let Brady run away with the records.