Drew Brees Becomes 4th QB With 60,000 Yards
Drew Brees reached a milestone on Monday night, when he became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 60,000 yards.
Unfortunately, the New Orleans Saints lost 35-27, but Brees finished with 341 yards and three touchdown passes, all throwing during a second-half rally.
The quarterback is now more than 1,000 yards behind Dan Marino, who is third on the career yardage list, while the Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is first with 71,871 yards and Brett Favre follows with 71,838.
Also on Monday, Brees extended his NFL record to 10 straight seasons with 4,000 passing yards. No other QB has more than six straight seasons. And last week, he moved past Marino for fourth place in career touchdown passes.
During the game, he suffered a right foot injury, and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury.
The Saints are 5-9 this season, and will prepare for their home finale next Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.