WR Tre’Quan Smith
On being part of the passing yardage record:
"I thank God it was me. Now I get to go down in history with somebody famous in Hall of Famer Drew Brees. I’m glad it happened to me."
On what he did with the ball:
"I didn’t realize it. I believe I dropped it. Some people thought I was going to throw it in the stands. I dropped it in the end zone and then jumped into the stands."
On if he expected to get the ball on that play:
“I did not expect to get the ball on that particular play. It was the second time we ran that play. Cam Meredith got it the first time. When I saw it come to me, I did everything I could to catch it.”
RB Alvin Kamara
On he thought was going to catch the record-breaking pass:
"I said if I got it, then I’m going to have to go hide the ball and give Drew a dummy ball. We were thinking about it, but we never really talked about it. We knew that he was going to break it tonight. We knew that he wanted to get it tonight. "
On having Mark Ingram II back tonight:
"It felt good. It was great having him here. His energy was definitely missed. It was good to see him back out there getting going and having success early."
RB Mark Ingram II
On Drew Brees’ passing yardage record:
"It was history. I get to tell my kids that I played with the guy who threw for the most yards in the NFL ever. Congratulations to Drew Brees and his family. They deserve it."
On getting involved in the offense tonight:
"Our coaches found a great gameplan in order to keep us both (he and Alvin Kamara) involved. We do whatever we have to do to help the team win and our coaches put us in the position for success. I just try to do the best I can when my number ‘s called. I know what my assignment is so I can go out there and be the best me. I want to help us win games and play to the best of my ability. I appreciate the coaches for putting the gameplan together and my teammates for all of their hard work and who have supported me. It’s a blessing to be out there with them and get a big win tonight.”
On knowing his role coming into the game tonight:
“I practiced all week and was working hard. The coaches had faith in me that I was ready and staying in shape. I’m thankful they gave me the opportunity. My goal was to be able to help the team win the game tonight.”
DE Cameron Jordan
On stepping up after the Marshon Lattimore’s exit:
"It’s the next man up mentality. You hate to lose a corner like Marshon for the game. I know that (Justin) Hardee came up and made a big play.”
On Drew Bree’s moment:
"It was phenomenal. It almost seems like I am shorthanding the man for the greatness that he is just because I see him every day in practice. I see the work he puts in. I see how meticulous he is at practice. You see his perseverance through any adversity. He has always stayed constant in the ups and downs of a football season. He is clearly the greatest of all time.”
DE Marcus Davenport
On the defensive line’s play:
"It’s real fun. We were talking about what we did not do. We were kind of upset. We want to stop more plays. Now, we are going to go back to the drawing board and enjoy this one for 24 hours.”
On getting better:
"I always look to improve. I know that’s the same way with my teammates. That’s our mindset. We know that we need to get better.