Drew Brees sets all-time National Football League passing yards record, passing Peyton Manning

Drew Brees sets all-time National Football League passing yards record, passing Peyton Manning

Drew Brees sets all-time National Football League passing yards record, passing Peyton Manning

In a hilarious video released by the Saints, Manning is seen making a salad when he's informed that Brees broke his mark of 71,940 passing yards.

Brees exited the game at the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter. The ball was handed over to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials. As the Superdome crowd gave Brees a standing ovation, he removed his helmet and hugged his wife Brittany and their four children.

"Just so grateful for the opportunity to play this game and to have played it so long and to have the teammates that I have, and the New Orleans Saints organization, and this great city and this great fan base".

The future Hall of Famer remarks that he still has the all-time touchdown record, then is informed Brees is on pace to break that record as well.

Click on the video above to watch the moment Brees became the NFL's all-time leading passer with a 62-yard TD strike.

The Saints' Smith, a third-round draft choice last spring, caught two touchdown passes from the 18th-year pro. He recorded a video in which he congratulates Brees on the accomplishment but not before shaming the Saints quarterback for taking the record from him.

"It's hard. There are just so many people that had a hand in it, that can share in it", Brees said.

Brees told reporters this week he "never would have dreamed" of setting the all-time passing mark when he first entered the league with the San Diego Chargers in 2001.

Then he gets serious and congratulates Brees for real.

When Saints began one of their last first-half possessions on their own 38, Brees needed just 35 yards to break the record. How about that? Hey, I love you guys so much.

Of the passing-yardage record, Manning said at the time, "He deserves it".

It also took Brees fewer games than Manning to pass for 71,740 yards - Brees achieved the feat in 253 games compared to Manning's 266.

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