Saints QB Drew Brees sets NFL record by throwing touchdown to 14 different receivers this season
During the first quarter of the NFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to tight end Garrett Griffin.
Not only was it the first touchdown grab of Griffin’s career (and just his second catch overall), but it marked the 14th receiver to which Brees has thrown a touchdown pass to this season, setting an NFL record:
Drew Brees has an “if-you’re-open” policy…
He’s thrown a TD pass to 14 different players this season, including playoffs, the most in NFL history
Brees’ receivers by draft round:
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 20, 2019
How incredible it is that eight of the 14 pass-catchers that Brees has connected with for points this season were undrafted?
There is a reason why Brees is considered by many to be the MVP frontrunner this year.
On the season, the 39-year-old threw for 3,992 yards, 32 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing an NFL-record 74.4 percent of his passes and registering a league-best passer rating of 115.7.
Thanks to his superb play this season, the Saints won 13 games and not only captured the NFC South division crown, but finished with the best record in football and nailed down a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Last week, New Orleans topped the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round as Brees completed 28 of his 38 passes for 302 yards, two touchdowns and a pick.
Brees is in his 13th season with the Saints.
He arrived in New Orleans in 2006 after signing with the team as a free agent following a five-year stint with the San Diego Chargers.
Since then, he has made 11 Pro Bowls and has earned one First-Team All-Pro selection. During the 2009-10 campaign, Brees led the Saints to a Super Bowl title.