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Drew Brees breaks the record for the most passing yards in the NFL

Drew Brees made history. The quarterback of the Saints became the all-time leader of the NFL, after connecting with receiver Tre’Quan Smith to achieve the score on Monday Night Football.

With 2:46 in the second quarter, Brees sent a pass to Smith, who took off the mark and escaped 62 yards to the diagonals, making a total of 71, 968 yards, leaving behind Peyton Manning with 71,940 and Brett Favre with 71,838 in the historical list.

This season, the quarterback of New Orleans reached the mark of more complete passes to overcome the 6,300 of Favre.

Records that Drew Brees holds in the NFL

  • More consecutive seasons exceeding 4,000 aerial yards with 12.
  • More seasons as a NFL leader with seven.
  • More 400-yard passing yards in his career with 16.
  • More 300-yard passing yards in his career with 111.
  • More games of 300 aerial yards in the same season.
  • More games of 300 consecutive passing yards with nine twice.
  • Highest percentage of complete passes in a season with 72 percent in 2017.
  • More touchdown passes in the same game with seven in 2015 against the Giants.
  • More consecutive games by throwing at least one touchdown pass with 54.
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