Quarterback Drew Brees finished his 12th season with the New Orleans Saints in 2017 in record-breaking fashion. Brees became one of three quarterbacks in NFL history with 70,000 passing yards; he set the NFL record for single-season completion percentage (72 percent) and owns three of the top four completion percentage seasons in league history.
Brees led New Orleans to an 11-5 record by passing for 4,334 yards and completing 72 percent of his passes, which was the best mark in his 17 seasons.
The Purdue product has the opportunity to become the all-time passing leader in NFL history this season. Currently, Brees sits at No. 3 on the list with 70,445 yards. Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre is in second with 71,838 yards, and in first place is Peyton Manning with 71,940 yards. With just 1,495 yards to go, Brees will look to climb to the top of the leaderboard some time in October.
Manning told NOLA.com last month that Brees "deserves it" when asked about Brees' opportunity to clinch the top position.
"Obviously, he's just been the ultimate pro, taking care of himself, being in great shape," Manning said. "Credit to him for playing as long as he has at such a high level. He's just been a great model of consistency,"
This will be Brees' 13th season with New Orleans and 18th season in the NFL. Don't miss your opportunity to see Brees in action along with your other favorite Black & Gold players during New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon. The first practices open to fans are Saturday and Sunday.
Get a look inside the football action from Day 2 of Saints Mini Camp presented by Verizon.