Drew Brees Breaks Record
Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, became the NFL All Time Passing Yardage leader. On Monday, October 8th, playing against the Washington Redskins, he threw a 62 yard pass to Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter of the game, breaking the record.
Brees joins the ranks of the previous all-time passing leader, Peyton Manning. After completing the pass at the Superdome, NFL officials stopped the game, giving the game ball to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials.
Brees removed his helmet, holding his hand out saluting the crowd, and then he hugged his wife and kids on the sidelines in a heartfelt moment.
Congratulations Pouring In
Peyton Manning prerecorded a video congratulating Brees in the event of breaking the record. While holding a picture from the year 2000 of Manning and Brees side by side, Manning said, “All your hard work and dedication have paid off… You and I have come a long way since this picture.”
Lebron James tweeted, “Salute @drewbrees!! Congrats on the achievement/milestone. Sheesh thats a lot of passing yards!”
Reggie Bush also tweeted, “@drewbrees greatest competitor and hands down best QB I’ve ever played with! #WhoDat.”
Even former US President Barack Obama tweeted, “Congratulations to Drew Brees on the all time passing record. Always a class act.”
Emotional Post Game Interview Gives Glory to God
In a post-game interview, Lisa Salters of ESPN asked him what he told his family in the historical moment. He said, “It’s probably what I tell them every night before they go to bed. Which is, you can accomplish anything in life if you’re willing to work for it. Nothing is given. Everything is earned. God has equipped us for great works. I tell them that every night.”
Brees’ jersey was also handed over to Hall of Fame personnel after the game.
Congratulations, Drew Brees. May God continue to bless your career. And may we have more men and women of faith in the spotlight.