Tom Brady will return to New England in a few days to face his former team, the Patriots. While his return will be the most important storyline of the day, there will be another equally important event. To break Drew Brees’ NFL career passing yardage record of 80,358 yards, Brady only needs 68 yards. Brees, who will retire after the 2020 season, isn’t too concerned about his record. “I’m a firm believer in breaking records,” the long-time New Orleans Saints quarterback said.
In fact, Brees is hoping Brady will set a new record with his first pass.
Here’s what Brees said, via ESPN :
“I’d be all for Brady just launching the first play of the game, just go ahead and get it out of the way,” Brees said, laughing. “You said he needs, what? Sixty-eight yards? Let’s have New England kick it in the end zone, start at the 25 and have him launch one to Mike Evans and let’s just be done with it.
Brees knows Brady won’t have trouble getting those 68 yards. Brees said, “There’s no doubt I think that’s gonna get knocked down pretty quick.” “I can’t think of a player who has put more effort into his career, his preparation, and what he’s meant for the game than him.” ”
Brees shattered his own record with a thrilling performance. He connected with Saints wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith for a 62-yard touchdown pass. He broke Peyton Manning’s passing record with that pass.
In just a few days, the record will no longer be his. But that’s not a problem for him. The game between Tampa Bay and New England starts at 8:20 p.m. and costs
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