New Orleans Saints Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday morning.
Brees entered Monday's matchup with the Washington Redskins needing 201 yards to set the NFL's all-time passing record and delivered one of his finest performances. The 18-year veteran out of Purdue set the record on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith with 2:36 left in the second quarter. Brees finished the game 26 of 29 for 363 yards with three touchdowns and led the team to a 43-19 victory.
Brees now has 72,103 yards for his career and owns one of the NFL's prestige passing records to go along with having completed more passes than any player in history.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees becomes the NFL's all-time passing leader during the nationally televised game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.