"It's just truly been a dream come true", Brees said. "I think Drew's had a couple of big yardage seasons and maybe they haven't been winning as many games, so I think that can be a little bit misleading". As the Superdome crowd gave Brees a standing ovation, he removed his helmet and hugged his wife Brittany and their four children. So, thank you very much.
The game continued after with the Saints unsuccessfully attempted a two-point conversion - with Brees notably split out as a receiver, at least in theory, while backup quarterback Taysom Hill took the snap and tried to run into the end zone. He had 250 by halftime.
Brees came into Week 5 not only leading the NFL in completion percentage, but with a mark higher than the 72.0 he posted past year, which set a single-season league record.
Manning probably had the best reaction to Brees breaking his record, which he set in 2015 while playing for the Denver Broncos. Brees now has 499.
It was a good-natured video from Manning, and he wrapped it up with serious congratulations.
"Thanks to you, that's over now", Manning continued as the laughter erupted in the stands. And you've ruined that for me.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has added another record to his trophy case. "I don't have the time to keep doing these videos for you congratulating you". "All your hard work and dedication has paid off". "I love you boys, I love you".
"Drew for 1,000 days I've held the record for all-time passing yards in the NFL".
Brees is in his 18th season out of Purdue.
Brees has shredded the National Football League for 18 years, even if his early days in San Diego were rocky at times. He also owns 5 of the 9 single seasons with 5,000 or more yards passing. "It doesn't feel like it's been 13 years".