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Peyton Manning says Saints QB Drew Brees will break his passing record

New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees is nearing all-time passing yard mark that is currently held by fellow future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.

Brees currently sits 1,495 yards from surpassing Manning’s 71,940 yards that should put him on pace to break it early in the 2018 campaign. With that in mind, Manning has voiced that he believes that Brees is deserving of passing that prestigious NFL record, according to Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com.


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“I don’t think it’s a matter of if (Brees breaks the record), it’s just a matter of when,” Manning said Friday (June 22) from the 23rd annual Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State University. “He deserves it. He’s been a great player for a long time.”

Brees has put together an illustrious career that has truly taken over the last 12 years with the Saints where he has become one of the best passers that the league has seen. In each of those campaigns, he has posted more than 4,000 passing yards while topping 5,000 five times over that span.


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The 39-year-old has now played the same amount of years in the league, but Manning had missed the entire 2011 season due to a neck injury that required a few surgeries. Brees could surpass the five-time league MVP  in Week 5 on their Monday Night Football matchup against the Washington Redskins.

If he continues to play at a high level over the next two seasons that he’s under contract, Brees needs only 52 more touchdown passes Manning’s NFL record of 539.

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