Peyton Manning congratulates Saints QB Drew Brees with his trademark humor
Drew Brees was able to surpass Peyton Manning for the most passing touchdowns of all-time with the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. When Brees got the record, Manning congratulated Brees with his trademark humor.
Last year, Manning made a video that was posted on the Denver Broncos’ official Twitter account to congratulate Brees for eclipsing his all-time passing yards record. Near the end of the video, Manning also preemptively congratulated Brees for exceeding his passing touchdowns record.
Peyton Manning's really happy you broke his record.
Well … kind of. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/aUxXIDFzI8
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 9, 2018
On Monday against the Indianapolis Colts, Brees was nearly perfect as he completed 29 of his 30 attempts. In those 29 completions, the veteran signal-caller totaled 309 yards and four touchdowns.
Before the game began, Brees needed three touchdowns to catch Manning’s mark of 539 passing touchdowns. The longtime Saints quarterback was able to secure the record when he tossed a touchdown to Josh Hill in the third quarter.
Even while Manning was playing in the NFL, he was known to be a comedic character on the field. Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise to see Manning put a comical twist on his congratulatory video for Brees.
As great as it was to see him get the record, it was more impressive to see him set the single-game record for completion percentage. The precise quarterback only missed one throw and considering the competitor that Brees is; he’s likely upset at himself for missing it.
At 40-years-old, Brees is still playing at an unbelievable level for New Orleans. His latest achievement is undoubtedly another reason why he will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
While it’s easy to look ahead to his future, we shouldn’t take his performances for granted. Brees hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down recently, and he would love to carry that into the playoffs.