The 40-year-old quarterback Drew Brees from New Orleans Saints set the record for most threw touchdowns in the NFL.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees struck on the night of Tuesday local time record for most threw touchdowns in the NFL.
With the four threw touchdowns in the 34-7 victory at home over the Indianapolis Colts reached Drew Brees passed the legendary quarterback Peyton Manning.
the 40-year-old Drew Brees, who in 2010 led the New Orleans Saints to the Super Bowl title, is now up on the 541 threw touchdowns in his career. Retired Manning reached in his career 539.
The third and record-breaking touchdown provided Drew Brees with a precise throw to Josh Hill in the third quarter to wild cheers in the stadium.
It was a pretty incredible moment. It was a special evening, and it is one I will always remember.
- I can't think of someone better to throw to than Josh. He does a lot of the hard work to block and seize, say Drew Brees, according to AFP.
Then delivered Drew Brees yet another toss for the touchdown to Taysom Hill, and the home team went on to win the match 34-7.
Drew Brees' 29 successful throws on 30 attempts (96,7 percent) is also the highest ever in the NFL, so it was in all ways a solid game from the veteran quarterback.
Already before the match was the New Orleans Saints secure a spot in the playoffs, while a defeat definitively destroyed the Indianapolis Colts' chance to reach further from the base game.
the New Orleans Saints have won 11 and lost 3 matches this season.
Drew Brees has played in 273 NFL games, while Peyton Manning had seven fewer matches to set the previous record.
the Record for most threw touchdowns can still change hands this season, as the 42-year-old New England Patriots-quarterback, Tom Brady, is noted for 538 threw touchdowns.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 17 December 2019, 09:00