Saints QB Drew Brees speaks out on chasing all-time TD passes record
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is only two touchdowns away from passing Peyton Manning for the most passing touchdowns in NFL history but that isn’t something he is too focused on.
Brees said that is something that he looks at heading into the season but once the season starts his main focus is on winning games, and that’s all he is thinking about for Monday night’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.
“I think obviously before the season you know you are a certain distance away, but then once the season starts, you just focus on winning games and doing what I need to do as a quarterback of this team to put us in the best position to succeed and to win,” Brees told reporters on Thursday, via team transcript. ”
“And with that, I guess the statistics come, and maybe they add up and then all of a sudden, you’re close enough to be within striking distance of some of those things. But I’m really not thinking about it, just focusing on this opponent just like you would any other opponent, making it the most important game of the season and knowing that we need our best execution in order to be successful and also just continuing to build.”
The chase for the most passing touchdowns of all time is a unique situation because he is trying to pass Manning, and also Tom Brady.
Manning still holds the NFL record with 539 passing touchdowns. Brees currently sits with 537, and Brady is between the two sitting at 538. Even if Brees does throw for three touchdowns and pass Manning, come Tuesday morning he might not even have the record depending on what Brady does Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.