Drew Brees sets NFL record for most career passing yards

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Brees came into the game needing 201 passing yards to pass Brett Favre (71,838) and Manning (71,940) ahead of him. You're going to accomplish anything in life you're willing to work for, right? Cheers to you, Drew.

"Thanks to you, that's over now", Manning continued as the laughter erupted in the stands.

"Also let this serve as the congratulations for the record, because as you see, I'm very busy".

This record is just the latest entry in Brees' Hall of Fame-bound career. The San Diego Chargers took the 6-foot Brees at the beginning of the second round of the 2001 draft, but allowed him to leave in free agency after a major throwing shoulder injury at the end of the 2005 season.

Brees is in his 18th season out of Purdue. He already owns records for career completion percentage (67.1-percent), passing yards per game (342.3), and consecutive seasons of 4,500 yards (7).

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Brees was wearing a microphone for broadcaster ESPN and was recorded telling teammates, family members, and head coach Sean Payton how much he loved them.

Drew Brees is the NFL's all-time passer.

Brees came into Monday already in possession of several other National Football League career passing records, including most completions (6,344), highest completion percentage (67.1), most passing yards per game (283.6), most consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons (12), most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (54) and most consecutive games with at least 20 completions (57). Brees will go down as one of the best quarterbacks EVER to play the game.

And a few pass-catchers and defenders alike.