Peyton Manning prepared for Drew Brees to breaks his passing records

AP

Peyton Manning owns NFL records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. He knows he won’t hold either for much longer.

Drew Brees trails Manning by only 1,495 yards and by 51 touchdowns.

“He’s just been the ultimate pro, taking care of himself, being in great shape,” Manning said Friday, via video from the Times-Picayune. “It’s a credit to him for playing as long as he has, at such a high level. He changed teams, which I know what that’s like. That is not easy going from San Diego to New Orleans, and he’s just been a great model of consistently obviously [with what] he and Sean [Peyton] have been able to do in 12 years together now.

“Yeah, I don’t think it’s a matter of if. It’s just a matter of when. He deserves it. He’s been a great player for a long time.”

Brees ranks second in completions (6,222) behind Brett Favre (6,300). He trails Favre (10,169) and Manning (9,380) in attempts with 9,294. Brees’ 70,445 passing yards are closing in on Manning (71,940) and Favre (71,838). Brees is tied with Tom Brady in touchdown passes (488), with only Manning (539) and Favre (508) having more.

“Obviously, you never play for individual records of any sort, and I know Drew feels the same way,” Manning said. “I think touchdowns probably has a little more meaning to a quarterback, because it means that you got six points, and it means you were doing something good for your team. Yards, as you all know, [doesn’t] necessarily mean winning games. I think Drew’s had a couple of big yardage seasons, and maybe they haven’t been winning games, so I think that can be a little bit misleading.

“But being a fan of the history of game, when I was a Brett Favre fan and the guys who held the touchdown record before Favre — Fran Tarkenton, Johnny Unitas — I really enjoyed kind of being a part of the quarterbacks that my dad grew up watching and loved. I’m a believer in the history of the game. I’m sure Drew will feel the same way when he breaks the touchdown record, which I think he’s got to throw a lot this year to break it, but he will get it next year if not this year. I think touchdowns means you’re helping win games. When I broke the touchdown record several years ago, it was in a game that we won, and it was helping our team win. Drew has been the ultimate team player. It’s all about helping your team win. I know when he breaks any of these records, it’s not going to mean as much to him if the Saints don’t win the game that day. . . . But he certainly deserves it.”

44 responses to “Peyton Manning prepared for Drew Brees to breaks his passing records

  1. Do you know what’s really cool? Drew Brees is also only 9371 yards behind Anthony Calvillo for the North American all-time passing record in pro gridiron football. He only needs 2.5 seasons to break that. Go Drew!

  2. Hate Manning all you want. But he’s been nothing but respectful of other great players & is a class act. And please with the HGH stuff Pats fans, you know Brady is doing it too. And the Pats have WAY more misdeeds than any team Manning has ever played for.

  3. No answer yet. What position did she play? I’ll bet the hiring and the award(s) allow actual football people that have worn pads and gotten smoked by a football hit to check some boxes. Like Peyton and his giant forehead allow him to qualify for many subsidies as a legal moron. In conclusion, yes. And true.

  4. i wouldn’t hold using the hgh against manning and if his wife can live with taking the fall for the dope, that’s their business i suppose. but the assaults against women, the constant money grubbing, and most of all the endless choking in big games is just disgusting. he was a dome/ fair weather qb with a bone in his throat and a lot of garbage stats. brees head and shoulders above him.

  5. savethebs says:

    June 22, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Hate Manning all you want. But he’s been nothing but respectful of other great players & is a class act. And please with the HGH stuff Pats fans, you know Brady is doing it too. And the Pats have WAY more misdeeds than any team Manning has ever played for.

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    Can’t hear you — somebody must be pumping noise into this comment section to help Ol’ Peyton.

  6. @savethebs………so now TB-12 does HGH. You losers keeping grasping and we will keep counting the championships. Your freakin tears are delicious, especially cuz your a fan of OLE FIVE HEAD,!! Maybe Brady has them mailed to his wife?? Lmao…

  7. It’s shocking to me that an article about passing records and the players that held them and have a chance to break them makes no mention of Dan Marino anywhere. He owned ALL the records at one point, by a margin once thought unbreakable.

    Until, you know, the game changed to become practically flag football.

  8. Brees & Manning both had the luxury of laying in a controlled environment for many years each….. Brady has had to fight the nasty elements his entire career…..you know, where REAL MEN play the game!!!
    Yes both those guys are good. But their stats are way inflated by that 1 factor…. Maybe that’s why they have fewer rings combined??!!

  9. This isn’t baseball. Stats don’t mean a hill of beans in football. I know these guys care but the GOATs don’t have the top numbers but the most titles and how they preformed in clutch situations in the playoffs. I like Brees better but Manning got his teams to the post season more consistently.

  10. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    June 22, 2018 at 8:51 pm
    It’s shocking to me that an article about passing records and the players that held them and have a chance to break them makes no mention of Dan Marino anywhere. He owned ALL the records at one point, by a margin once thought unbreakable.

    Until, you know, the game changed to become practically flag football.

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    Marino’s 48TD record was unbreakable at one point. Favre much younger who passed for n-consecutive 30+ TD seasons never got close until the NFL passed rules taking away defense completely. QBs can play forever and their WRs can’t be hit while trying to catch the ball.

  11. Most of the comments above are foolish if not down right stupid. Ripping on Brady or P. Manning is ridiculous. Obviously football has become more QB friendly over the decades. The rules are constantly evolving in the NFL. BUT Records are MADE to be broken. It’s inevitable. And sometimes records are unbreakable. Farve’s consecutive game streak? This record will never be touched. Rice’s all time TDs? Probably in today’s pass happy game will be at least ‘challenged’ in the near future. I honestly thought Moss and Megatron might have been closer. Nope. Not even close. Marino had 5,084 yards in 1984. Warner 2001 And Brady 2007 had 4,800 yards both have come closest. 30 years plus and still waiting for it to be surpassed. Norm Van Brocklin has 554 yards in a single game in 1951. Think about that. Since 1951 Van Brocklin’s 554 yards passing yards in a single game has yet to be broken by ANYONE. 77 years running. That’s just ridiculous in this pass happy era. Most consecutive games with a td pass? Unitas owns it at 47. Farve 36. Marino 30. Brady has 8 super bowl games as a starting QBs. Next best? Elway with 5. Shout out to Otto Graham for 10 championship games. Maybe Otto holds this record? Either way I doubt that either one is breakable. Point being is that Brees has earned his place in NFL history and should be congratulated without loosing sight of NFL history, and records that still stand to this day, especially in the different eras in which they were set. All legendary QB’s should be appreciated for their accomplishments in the eras in which they competed. Brees should at the very least be in the pantheon of the NFL’s all time greatest QBs albeit with plenty of debate as to where he ranks.

  12. nice passive aggressive zing about his big yardage seasons in a losing effort. i hate the mannings. so overrated and fraudulent in so many ways. cant even be nice without being shady.

  13. From a strictly curiosity standpoint I do wonder what Dan, Fran and Johnny’s numbers would have looked like playing their entire careers in this pro-passing era. That said that’s a lot of awesome QB history in one article.

  14. Tired old talking point. Manning’s stats outside the dome were comparable to his stats at home. Additionally, he set single season records playing outdoors in Denver and outplayed Brady twice in the AFC Championship game.

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    kissbillsrings says:
    June 22, 2018 at 10:42 pm
    Brees & Manning both had the luxury of laying in a controlled environment for many years each….. Brady has had to fight the nasty elements his entire career…..you know, where REAL MEN play the game!!!
    Yes both those guys are good. But their stats are way inflated by that 1 factor…. Maybe that’s why they have fewer rings combined??!!

  15. fritz96 says:
    June 23, 2018 at 9:11 am
    Tired old talking point. Manning’s stats outside the dome were comparable to his stats at home. Additionally, he set single season records playing outdoors in Denver and outplayed Brady twice in the AFC Championship game.

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    not as tired an argument as the argument that the pats are good bc they play the in afc east, when their winning % outside their division is even better. manning’s a cheater that hid behind his wife then sent goons to scare a girl family member of sly and his old parents.

  16. It makes you wonder why Brady apologists have to come here and give excuses why Brees is shattering all the record books. “Well he plays in a dome. He throws too much. He puts up garbage stats.” The truth of the matter is Brady imo is most likely the greatest qb to play. With that being said Brees has to be the most under appreciated qb of all time. I truly believe if you swap Brady and Brees the results for each team aren’t much different. Brady had Bill. That’s really the difference between him and the rest of the greats. Brees doesn’t really grow more passes than Brady. Brady’s numbers in a dome aren’t better than Brees. Brees numbers outside of a dome aren’t much difference than playing at home. Each year that passes Brees is breaking records. He is the most accurate passer this generation has ever seen. Truly a shame people try and knock him for whatever reason.

  17. Or Manning’s record of going to 4 Super Bowls with 4 different head coaches – including Jim Caldwell and John Fox. That’s equivalent of winning 10 with the Patriots.

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    nhpats says:
    June 23, 2018 at 8:38 am
    But who will break his record for nine one-and-dones?

  18. Seriously tho……if I were Manning I’d start charging for forehead advertising. Good way to pick up beer money.!!

  19. Peyton may lose his passing record, but his forehead record will never be broken.

  20. For what it’s worth, the most 1yard Touchdown passes in history are 37, 35, 30, 27 and 23. Favre, Manning, Brady, Brees and Marino respectively.

  21. With Guerrero’s “magic”, Brady should also be able to play long enough to break Peyton’s passing records. I think Brady knows SB wins are team records and will always be linked to Belichick and his system, but passing records are mostly credited to the QB. So he will play long enough to retire with all the passing records.

  22. terripet says:
    June 23, 2018 at 5:55 am
    Peyton did you ever smash your cell phone

    All he’d have to do is drop his Andre the Giant bean right on top of it.

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