As we get ready for the 2019 season, Drew Brees is 22 touchdowns behind Peyton Manning for the all-time career touchdown record. Brees averages 31 (technically 31.4) touchdowns per season over the past five seasons, which means roughly an average of two touchdowns per game. The highest mark Brees has over the past five seasons 39 back in 2013, with his lowest was 23 (a career low for Brees in New Orleans) in 2017. For reference, Brees threw for 32 touchdowns in 2018 (but he didn’t play in the final game of the regular season).
That means even if Brees matches his career-low number of 23 from 2017, Brees would pass Peyton’s record in the final game of the year. If Brees played more at his 2018 pace, he would be able to break the record in the Week 12 contest at home against the Carolina Panthers.
Of note, Tom Brady sits only 3 touchdowns behind Brees, so it’s possible both Brady and Brees pass Payton’s record in 2019, and even possible Brady is the quarterback who ultimately owns the record by the end of 2019. To that point, Brady has actually averaged slightly more (31.6 compared to 31.4) touchdowns per season over the past five years than Brees.
But when do you think Brees breaks the record? Do you think he breaks it at all? Do you think he ultimately is owns the record at the end of the year? You know Sean Payton keeps up with these things, so if Brees has a shot, Payton will give it to him. Vote in the poll. Explain in the comments. Send me presents.
When does Brees break Peyton’s all-time TD record?
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Week 10 at home against the Falcons
Week 11 on the road against the Buccaneers
Week 12 at home against the Panthers
Week 13 on the road against the Falcons
Week 14 at home against the 49ers
Week 15 at home against the Colts
Week 16 on the road against the Titans
Week 17 on the road against the Panthers
He doesn’t break the record