Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning’s National Football League record for passing yards

Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning’s NFL record for passing yards

Drew Brees Becomes NFL's All-Time Leader in Passing Yards

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees acknowledges the crowd after breaking the National Football League all-time passing yards record.

The 39-year-old Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning's previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre'Quan Smith during Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins.

Drew Brees is the NFL's new record holder for the most career passing yards. Brees and the Saints play against the Washington Redskins Monday night in primetime in the Superdome and Brees is anticipated to break the record during the game. But one thing the microphones picked up which wasn't immediately noticed was what Brees told his children after he broke the record.

The touchdown pass gave the Saints a 26-6 lead as they sought to move into first place in the NFC South division. In the press box, the Superdome catering staff served "beefy mac", a meal of macaroni with ground beef that has always been one of Brees' traditional meals on the night before games. Brees now has 1545 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. However, Saints coach Sean Peyton took a chance on the 6'0ft quarterback and the tandem eventually won a Super Bowl, ironically against Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts. Brees is roughly 5,000 yards ahead of the next active player on the all-time passing list - No. 4 Tom Brady at 67,077. Manning threw 539 touchdowns in his career. You've got to love the guy taking the news of his record being topped in stride.

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