Drew Brees sets all-time National Football League passing yards record, passing Peyton Manning

Sherman Parsons
October 9, 2018

You just knew the man was going to do it in style.

"Drew, for 1,000 days I've held the record for all-time passing yards in the National Football League and I've got to tell you, it's been the greatest 1,000 days of my life and thanks to you that's over now", Manning said jokingly. Brees will go down as one of the best quarterbacks EVER to play the game.

"Drew, for 1,000 days I've held the record for all time passing yards in the NFL".

Monday night was special for Drew Brees.

Drew Brees became the NFL's all-time leader in yards passing - and he did it with a certain panache and precision that made the 39-year-old quarterback look far from finished.

"Thanks to you, that's over now", Manning continued as the laughter erupted in the stands. How about that? Hey, I love you guys so much.

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Brees is in his 18th season out of Purdue.

In a congratulatory video posted on the Denver Broncos official Twitter, a short video shows Manning chopping tomatoes while lamenting his lost record.

It was one of three passing TDs on the night for Brees, moving him up to 499 for his career, one shy of joining Manning (539), Favre (508) and Tom Brady (500) as only the fourth man in the elite 500 club.

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Brees also was the final Saints player to run onto the field during pre-game introductions as fans belted out elongated howls of "Dreeeeeeew".

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