New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was only 13 completions shy of tying an NFL record entering Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Now, he’s the league’s all-time completion leader, surpassing Brett Favre after completion 14.
Favre previously held the record with 6,300, and it has been intact since he hung it up after the 2010 NFL season. Brees had previously passed up Peyton Manning (6,125) to become second on the all-time list in December 2017 against the Carolina Panthers.
Brees started strong in Week 3, going 4-for-4 on the first offensive drive that resulted in an early touchdown drive for the Saints on the opening possession. The Falcons were able to counter late in the first quarter to tie the game.
Fast forward to early in the second quarter, and Brees connected with Michael Thomas to tie the record at the 10:19 mark. He set the record by going to Thomas again.