New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees Sets Milestone By Surpassing 46,000 Passing Yards
On a second-quarter touchdown throw that saw Marques Colston become the New Orleans Saints all-time leader in receptions, Drew Brees also set a milestone of his own. Brees became only the eighth player to compile 46,000 career passing yards, and by the end of the game he had moved past Vinny Testaverde to seventh most career passing yards with a total of 46,276 yards.
The only other active player with more career passing yards than Brees is Peyton Manning, who kicked off the season with a seven-touchdown performance against the Baltimore Ravens. The other quarterbacks who Brees trails are Brett Favre, John Elway, Dan Marino, Warren Moon and Frank Tarkenton. Brees’ place in the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio are all but assured. The only questions is, how much more will he do?
Assuming Brees stays healthy and doesn’t suffer from any notable drop in play, he is on pace to finish the season somewhere around the 51,000 career passing yards mark. This would leave only Manning, Marino and Favre with more passing yards, and New England Patriots‘ quarterback Tom Brady is right behind him. It’s looking like, by the end of the 2013 season, three of the top six quarterbacks in career passing yards will be active players, being Brees, Manning and Brady.
I don’t think another Super Bowl appearance is necessary for Brees to make it into the Hall of Fame, as he surely will be voted in the first year he is eligible. His passing yards, single season passing record, consecutive touchdown streak and his previous Super Bowl win are more than enough to get him in. Still, another Lombardi trophy seems only fitting for a quarterback who works so hard and produces so much.
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