Drew Brees becomes the NFL’s first 80,000-yard passer

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In what could be the penultimate regular-season game of Drew Brees‘ Hall of Fame career, he’s capping it with yet another milestone.

Brees has become the first player in NFL history to generate more than 80,000 passing yards.

Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, with 78,457 passing yards, could catch and surpass Brees next year, if Brees does indeed retire.

Brady and Brees had been going back and forth in passing touchdowns, but Brady current has 573 to Brees’ 568. Brees has none today.

Brees missed four games with 11 fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. He still seems to be considerably less than 100 percent.

17 responses to “Drew Brees becomes the NFL’s first 80,000-yard passer

  1. Brees, Brady, Rodgers, Roethlisberger, and even Rivers.

    I don’t care if you like them or not, you have to admit that in the next few years they will all be sorely missed. There are more Sam Darnolds’ than Patrick Mahomes’ in college ball.

  2. Put a huge Asterix next to Brees yard total… Dome boy played 95% of his games indoors his entire career

  3. I’d rather be the 2nd to reach 80000 yards and win 6 Super Bowls. That’s just me though.

  4. What toads. To near these people only QBs north of Ohio count, because Fla., Texas and California teams all play in great weather. then there’s Ga., NC a d Tn. tundra indeed. Was Marino a stats padder?

  5. I wonder how hard Brees wants to chase records. It’s clear that his arm is not what it used to be, and, regardless of what you think about Brady, he’s got more in the tank than Brees does. Do the Saints bring him back? I can’t see it, honestly. Will be interesting to see, but my money’s on Brady owning all those regular season volume records by the time he’s done.

  6. mnfansinhell says:

    Brees, Brady, Rodgers, Roethlisberger, and even Rivers. I don’t care if you like them or not, you have to admit that in the next few years they will all be sorely missed.

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    What you say is true – but time marches on – much like we miss Montana, Young, Elway, Favre, Marino, Aikman, Kelly – and before that, Stabler, and Staubach, and Bradshaw and Namath, and Unitas – all great QBs – and there will be more, just saying….

  7. And I will once again remind everyone that Drew Brees had played at least half of his games in perfect weather conditions.
    It is a huge advantage for QB’s to play their home games in a dome. If Brees had played in New England, Buffalo, Green Bay, Chicago, NY, or any other outdoor, cold weather city for all his home games, there is no way he’d have the stats he has. It is simply so much harder to play QB in bitter cold, or very windy, or rainy conditions.
    Brees is an excellent QB, but his stats are helped immensely by playing in good weather so much and I do not consider him the best QB of this era for that reason.

  8. Brady has been washed up for years already. Can’t throw the ball more than 20 yards. He won 6 Superbowls. He has nothing left to prove. But he continues to play, and poorly I might add, because he’s an egomaniac and cares only about records.

  9. Congratulations Drew but you hung around too long to get that. His arm has been shot for the last 3 years if not longer. The Saints played a 6 win team and it wasn’t impressive. The Saints and Steelers both have 11 wins and neither look very good. In todays NFL you have good records but the teams don’t always live up to them.

  10. Brady plays for one reason, to win Super Bowls. The “statistics” surrounding that happen by accident when you win like that. He’s never once mentioned them as important if you don’t win.

  11. No matter if brady or brees, these records will likely stand for a long time. The days of the pocket passer are dwindling with everyone trending toward the dual threat type qb. Not long ago,qb mobility was all about dodging the sack (fran tarkington was the best).

  12. Was Marino a stats padder? Yes!

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    They are not stats padder, they were not able to play in different offense system, even when 21 points ahead in 4th quarter.

    Like Marino under Don Shula and Jimmy Johnson, like Brees first 2 seasons with LT but without great deep threats.

  13. Brady has been washed up for years already. Can’t throw the ball more than 20 yards.
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    In today’s first quarter Brady two over 30 yard passed completed. I bet even you can throw the ball 20 yards.

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