Drew Brees is now the NFL's all-time leading passer! The game came to a halt in order to honor Brees' accomplishment, and plenty of people on social media took time to pay tribute to the veteran quarterback for his impressive feat. He did so with this 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith.
After the record-breaking hook-up, officials stopped the game and the game ball was handed over to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials on the sideline as the home Superdome crowd offered a standing ovation to their hero. He surpassed Favre earlier this season to become the NFL's all-time completion leader. Drew Brees just made NFL history on Monday night football. However, Saints coach Sean Peyton took a chance on the 6'0ft quarterback and the tandem eventually won a Super Bowl, ironically against Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts.
He said he was "extremely grateful" to be in position to break the record but added that his focus going into game was on beating Washington, not setting the record. He had 250 yards and two touchdowns by halftime and finished 26 of 29 for 363 yards and three touchdowns.
Any hope Washington had of coming back was all but snuffed out when Justin Hardee, a special teams regular who was in the game because of Marshon Lattimore's concussion symptoms, snagged Alex Smith's underthrown pass at the Saints' 19-yard line and returned his first career interception to the Washington 4.
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With the game well in hand after the two-minute warning, Payton subbed Brees out of the game.
Then he gets serious and congratulates Brees for real. And you've ruined that for me.
Of the passing-yardage record, Manning said at the time, "He deserves it". He also has the most 5,000-yard passing seasons, with five - all other NFL quarterbacks have combined for just four such campaigns - and he holds the league's single season record for most completions, notching 471 in 2016.