BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Drew Brees became the NFL's all-time passing yards leader in the Saints' win last night. That vaulted Brees passed Peyton Manning, so one future Hall of Famer congratulated another.
"Drew, for a thousand days I've held the record for all-time passing yards in the NFL, and I gotta tell you it's been the greatest thousand days of my life," Manning said in a comical congratulatory video. "And thanks to you, that's over now. You've ruined that for me."
Brees is up to 72,103 yards. Tom Brady's fourth behind the retired Manning and Brett Favre, about 47-hundred yards behind Brees. He's also a couple months removed from turning 41, while Brees will turn 40 in January. But, Brady's routinely said he wants to play until he's 45. Brees has said he could do the same, but isn't sure how long he wants to continue. He's playing every season like it's his last.
By the way, Manning's passed for 539 touchdowns. Brady is at 500 and Brees has 499.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports
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