Drew Brees continues to show he’s not lost one iota of his NFL luster, entering the 2019 season as one of the best in the league and continuing that deep into the regular season. Entering his battle with the Indianapolis Colts, the future Hall of Fame quarterback needed only three passing touchdowns to surpass Peyton Manning for most all-time, and he made the magic happen in the third quarter — putting the New Orleans Saints up big with a 27-0 score with a pass into the end zone to tight end Josh Hill.
Not done there, Brees threw yet another, and has 541 to his tally and counting.
Brees took a moment to celebrate the accomplishment with his teammates, coaching staff, fans and the Saints organization as a whole, but while he was taking it all in on the field, there was another legend watching from home who couldn’t wait to weigh in. Tom Brady, who is very near Manning himself with 538 passing touchdowns for his career, took to Twitter to congratulate Brees as only Brady can.
He did it with love, but also reminded Brees the race isn’t over.
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“Congrats Drew!!” he wrote. “[You] couldn’t be more deserving. Passing Peyton in anything is an incredible achievement, and your records will be tough to beat! But it’s worth trying.”
He ended the post with a winking smiley face, and it’s something every NFL fan and Brees himself can appreciate.
Fact is, Brady is correct on both counts. For while no one could be more deserving of such an honor, Brees may not have the record that much longer, and may find himself having to retake it before it’s all said and done. The regular season still has a couple of games left to play and, again Brady does have 538 touchdowns, which puts him in position to overtake Manning himself and then chase down Brees — depending upon Brees’ pace to finish the month of December.
However you slice it, and whomever ends 2019 with the record, the bottom line is both have earned it; and NFL fans around the world get to enjoy one heck of a show as they duke it out in the history books.