Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Brees Advances to Second on Saints’ All-Time Passing List

Largely lost in the team’s narrow escape from the claws of the Carolina Panthers last Sunday was New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees supplanting former Black and Gold quarterback Aaron Brooks on the franchise’s record books.

Brees was a mere 2 yards shy before the Saints hosted the Panthers.

Brees passed for 275 yards against the Cats, bringing his season passing yards total to 1,131. Brees’s career total in four and one-quarter seasons with the Saints is 19,429.

Brees trails Saints all-time leading passer Archie Manning by 2,305 yards. Assuming Brees remains healthy throughout the season and continues his current pace, number nine should set a new mark before the end of the year.

Not that the 2010 Super Bowl MVP doesn’t already have the distinction of being the Saints’ greatest quarterback ever.

Brees is already the organization’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, a continually increasing record that stands as of this moment at 129.

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