Peyton Manning Says Drew Brees Deserves To Break Passing Records

Peyton Manning says Drew Brees deserves to break his passing records. This is before Brees retires. Former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, tore up the NFL record books during his playing days, and retired with a lot of NFL passing records.

Three years since his retirement. New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees is closing in on some of Manning’s records. The future Hall of Famer. Who was known for his competitive nature, surprised a lot of fans this week when he told reporters he believes Brees deserves to break his records.

“He deserves it. He’s been a great player for a long time,” said Manning, who first met Brees in 1998 when he was a rookie with the Indianapolis Colts and Brees was playing nearby at Purdue.

“Obviously, he’s just been the ultimate pro, taking care of himself, being in great shape. Credit to him for playing as long as he has at such a high level,” Manning continued. “He’s just been a great model of consistency, what he and Sean [Payton] have been able to do together for [12] years now.”

Manning retired from the league with 71,940 career passing yards. This was with 539 touchdown passes. Brees needs only 1,496 yards to pass Manning’s passing yards record. This is projected to take him five or six games to pass.

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“There’s a reason they put [the Saints’ Week 5 game] on Monday night. I don’t think any of us are dummies,” Brees pointed out.

Even though the passing yards record is well within Brees’ reach, the touchdown record will likely have to wait until the 2019 season, if Brees is still playing at a high level because the Saints’ quarterback is 51 touchdowns behind the record.

There is possibility of Brees breaking the record this season if he has a record breaking season like Manning did in 2013, when he threw 55 touchdowns. However, that is very unlikely considering Brees has never thrown more than 46 passes in a season.

Manning added that he thinks the touchdown record will have more meaning for Brees because the yardage record can be misleading because the six points from the touchdown means a quarterback is doing something good to help his team win.

“I know Drew feels the same way — you never play for individual records,” Manning said. “Drew has been the ultimate team player. It’s all about helping your team win. I know when he breaks any of these records, it’s not going to mean as much to him if the Saints don’t win the game that day.”

July 10, 2018 by : Posted in news No Comments

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