New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees won the ESPY for Best Record-Breaking Performance on Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
Hip Hop group "Migos" presented Brees with the award.
The ESPY award winners were selected by fans voting on ESPN.com. Brees’ award marks the fifth ESPY of his career as he won three in 2010 and another Best Record-Breaking Performance award in 2012 after breaking Dan Marino's single-season passing record.
“Thank you to the Who Dat Nation, the absolute greatest fans in the universe. Thank you to all my teammates," Brees said. "Those that were apart of this past season which was a special year, but really for the last 18 years. It's been an unbelievable journey and I want you all to know how much apart of this each and every one of you are, including the coaches and mentors who have been with me every step of the way. Thank you.”
Brees attended the ESPYs with his wife Brittany and their three boys Baylen, Bowen and Callen.
Brees beat out Oregon women's basketball player Sabrina Ionescu, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, and high school track phenom Matthew Boling for the Best Record-Breaking Performance category. The Saints quarterback was also nominated for the ESPY for Best NFL Player, which was awarded to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
In 2018, Brees surpassed Peyton Manning’s mark of 71,940 career passing yards on "Monday Night Football" during a nationally televised game against the Washington Redskins in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The achievement moves Brees into first place on the NFL's all-time passing list. The game was paused late in the second quarter after Brees completed a 62-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith to allow for recognition of the accomplishment. Brees currently has 74,437 career passing yards.