Drew Brees on the verge of all-time completions record

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees will almost certainly set an NFL record this week, and not only did he not realize it, he doesn’t seem to care.

As noted by Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Brees has 6,287 career completions, which is 13 short of Brett Favre’s all-time record of 6,300.

Informed that he was approaching a substantial landmark, Brees replied: “Which one?” Informed of the answer, Brees said: “OK.”

While he might be unfazed about his place in the record book, he’s completing passes at a rate eclipsing his own incredible standards.

He has completed 65-of-80 passes in two games, an 81.3 percent mark that’s more than 14 points higher than his career percentage (67.1 percent) and nine points higher than his previous single-season best (72.0, last year). That’s why he’s about to pass Favre while playing in 50 fewer games.

But when asked about his recent play, he focused on the plays he didn’t make.

“I missed Ben Watson on an easy touchdown (and) I missed Ted Ginn on another touchdown,” Brees said. “If you add those up, we probably should have had 20 points going into halftime, then it would be a totally different conversation. Every play counts. Every opportunity counts.”

That kind of high standard is fit for a guy who is about to break one of the league’s all-time marks.

35 responses to “Drew Brees on the verge of all-time completions record

  1. He’s going break all of Peyton’s All Time records with far less talent. Unfortunately for him he doesn’t get to play like garbage in the playoffs and get carried by his defense to win two Super Bowls. Imagine if he was afforded just half of what Peyton had on offense and defense?

  2. Brees plays the media. He knows which record. He can’t make it a big deal bc it’s a selfish look. I think Brees truly puts the team first, so he will break the record. He clearly wants to win this game and play better. He did miss a couple of throws last week but he’s human. No one is perfect!

  3. Drew Brees? Nah, only 6 feet tall; will never amount to much. More seriously the hall of fame class for quarterbacks in 7-10 years with (in no particular order) Brady, Brees and Big Ben and then (in not particular order but whose career numbers become increasingly difficult to ignore even in the pass happy NFL of today) Eli, Rivers, Ryan and Rodgers.

  4. He’s about to break all sorts of records…his assault on long standing records begins on Sunday when the Saints beat the falcons by the score of…wait for it…

    28-3!

  5. newsletterczar says:
    More seriously the hall of fame class for quarterbacks in 7-10 years with (in no particular order) Brady, Brees and Big Ben and then (in not particular order but whose career numbers become increasingly difficult to ignore even in the pass happy NFL of today) Eli, Rivers, Ryan and Rodgers.
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    Unless Matt Ryan wins a couple of Super Bowls he’ll never be in the HOF. He’s done nothing, one MVP doesn’t get a guy in. By your logic Matt Stafford with be in the HOF as well.

  6. Brady, Brees and Big Ben and then (in not particular order but whose career numbers become increasingly difficult to ignore even in the pass happy NFL of today) Eli, Rivers, Ryan and Rodgers.
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    I really don’t know how Eli, Rivers or Ryan get into the HOF.

    Compilers. Not truly great.

  7. Don’t be fooled. Bloated contract, cap hell, massive ego from 10 years ago.
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    Don’t be fooled… Massive jealousy oozes out from this one!

  8. Still amazed that the Chargers had Brees for THREE years and decided he wasnt the answer (to be fair, he wasnt any good those first 3 years) and they had to look for another QB in the Draft. Of course, he then held Rivers on the bench for 2 years because he started playing really well (5 yrs total he spent in SD) until his shoulder injury made the Chargers decision easier for themselves -Thank Heavens Philip Rivers turned out to be a great QB or the Chargers would never live down having moved on from a top 10 QB of all time. But it just goes to show that people need to be patient with young QBs like Trubisky -even the great Drew Brees started off crappy for 3 full seasons.

  9. @tylawspick6
    This coming from a Brady fan. Wow!! Patriot fans can be fooled into believing Tom’s pay is all above board but you know the real truth. Again, if he had the defenses that Brady has had the luxury of playing with he’d have 5 Superbowls. And oh yeah, you can talk about his being selfish but off the field Drew has done more than TB has ever or will ever do.

  10. At one point the Chargers had Brees and let him walk in free agency.
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    Since 2006;

    Brees – 58,779 yards, 413 tds, 113 wins, 7-5 post-season, 1 Title
    Rivers – 51,028 yards, 348 tds, 107 wins, 4-5 post-season

    Better stats.. but would the Chargers have been that much better off with Brees?

    And the decision to move on from him was made in 2004 the minute Rivers was drafted.

    .. and last; Dean Spanos doesn’t deserve EITHER of these guys. His ‘organization’ deserves a dozen Ryan Leafs.

  11. Brees is one of the best to ever play at the quarterback position but I don’t believe for one second that he doesn’t know he’s coming up at an all time record. He knows darn well.

  12. Brees plays in a Dome and led an extremely pass heavy offense. I am not saying he isn’t a top QB but I don’t think there’s any way he puts up numbers like that if he played outdoors at Lambeau, Chicago, Pittsburgh, etc. He is a stat God fine, but what does he have to show for it? One Super Bowl appearance. Brady and Rodgers are far superior QB’s IMO…

  13. But it just goes to show that people need to be patient with young QBs like Trubisky -even the great Drew Brees started off crappy for 3 full seasons.
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    2002 – 8-8 (won 6 of his first 7 starts.. lost final 4, but in 3 games had a near 90 rating)
    2003 – 4-12 (benched for the bulk of 6 games)
    2004 – 12-4 (#4 offense, Pro Bowler, 104 QB rating)

  14. vicnocal says:
    September 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Still amazed that the Chargers had Brees for THREE years and decided he wasnt the answer (to be fair, he wasnt any good those first 3 years) and they had to look for another QB in the Draft. Of course, he then held Rivers on the bench for 2 years because he started playing really well (5 yrs total he spent in SD) until his shoulder injury made the Chargers decision easier for themselves -Thank Heavens Philip Rivers turned out to be a great QB or the Chargers would never live down having moved on from a top 10 QB of all time. But it just goes to show that people need to be patient with young QBs like Trubisky -even the great Drew Brees started off crappy for 3 full seasons

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    Brees sat behind flutie the first few years in SD, so of course his stats weren’t great. Anybody who saw what Brees did at Purdue knew this guy was gunna be a legend.

  15. Sad to think, that with just 1 Super Bowl, they probably still have football in San Diego.

    And if not for Drew Brees, would they still have football in New Orleans?

    How crazy that he’s tied to both scenarios?!

  16. Still amazed that the Chargers had Brees for THREE years and decided he wasnt the answer (to be fair, he wasnt any good those first 3 years)
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    Chargers actually had Brees for 5 years and his second to last year there he completed 65.5% for 3,159 with 27 TDs and only 7 INTs. Not bad

  17. tylawspick6 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am
    lol

    There is no bigger fan of Drew Brees than Drew Brees.

    Don’t be fooled. Bloated contract, cap hell, massive ego from 10 years ago.

    hahahaha some pathetic nfc south salt cry more

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