Celebrating 50 Years of Saints Football
Drew Brees Rewriting Record Books in Becoming All-Time Great QB
When you think of the New Orleans Saints, which name pops up in your head? A few of you may think of players like Archie Manning and Rickey Jackson or coaches like Sean Payton and Jim Mora.
However, chances are you think of Drew Brees. He’s become the face of the franchise, a fearless leader whose determination on the field and character off it have made him widely beloved.
As 337 magazine remembers 50 years of Saints football, we look at some of the most notable accomplishments of the Black and Gold’s best player during that time: Drew Brees.
Notable Records Owned By Drew Brees Entering 2016 Season
- Most consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass (54 games)
- First player to lead NFL in passing yards six times
- Fastest player to reach 60,000 career passing yards
- Seven career 4,500-yard passing seasons (most in NFL history)
- NFL-record streak of passing for at least 30 touchdowns in eight consecutive seasons
- Most completions in a Super Bowl – 32 (Super Bowl XLIV; tied with Tom Brady)
- Most Career 300-yard passing games
In the 2016 season, Brees has already broken another record: most career 400-yard passing games. Plus he has the opportunity to expound upon or set other records by season’s end.
Currently, the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns (539) and passing yards (71,940) is Peyton Manning. Will Brees eventually break those records as well be on his way to the NFL Hall of Fame?