NFL 2017: Drew Brees Set To Impress Yet Again
Drew Brees Set To Impress Yet Again

No doubt Drew Brees put up impressive numbers last season. But can Drew Bress put up the same numbers this season and improve upon the Saints 7-9 record last season.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees led the NFL in 2016 with 5,208 passing yards -- the fourth-best mark in NFL history -- and became the first player to lead the league in passing yards seven different times. Brees, who has led the NFL in passing yards in 2006, 2008, 2011-12 and 2014-16, is one of only six players all-time to lead the league in passing yards in at least four seasons -- the other five quarterbacks to accomplish the feat are all members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

Most Seasons Leading the NFL in Passing Yards

Quarterback Team(s) Seasons
*Active (Source: NFL)
Drew Brees*New Orleans7
Sonny JurgensenPhiladelphia, Washington5
Dan MarinoMiami5
Sammy BaughWashington4
Johnny UnitasBaltimore4
Dan FoutsSan Diego4

 

In addition, Drew Brees passed for 37 touchdowns last season and extended his NFL-record streak to nine consecutive seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes. He has nine career seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes, tied for the most in NFL history with Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE and Manning.

Brees has 53,763 passing yards in his 11 seasons with the Saints and is one of only six quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for at least 50,000 yards with a team.

NFL 2017: Drew Brees Set To Impress Yet Again

Entering 2017, Brees has 66,111 career passing yards, the third-most in NFL history. With 3,889 passing yards in 2017, Brees would become the third quarterback in NFL history to reach 70,000 career passing yards, joining PEYTON MANNING and BRETT FAVRE.

Brees had 10 games with at least 300 passing yards last season and has 106 such games in his career, the most in NFL history. He had two games with at least 400 passing yards in 2016 and surpassed PEYTON MANNING (14) for the most career 400-yard passing games in NFL history with 15.

There have been nine individual 5,000-yard passing seasons in NFL history and Brees owns five of them, including three consecutive such seasons (2011-13). In fact, Brees is the only player in NFL history with multiple 5,000-yard passing seasons.

 

Most NFL Games with 300+ Passing Yards

Quarterback Team(s) Games
*Active (Source: NFL)
Drew Brees*San Diego, New Orleans106
Peyton ManningIndianapolis, Denver93
Tom Brady*New England76

 

Most NFL Games with 400+ Passing Yards

Quarterback Team(s) Games
*Active (Source: NFL)
Drew Brees*New Orleans15
Peyton ManningIndianapolis, Denver14
Dan MarinoMiami13

 

5,000+ Passing Yards in a Single NFL Season

Quarterback Team Season Yards
(Source: NFL)
Peyton ManningDenver20135,477
Drew BreesNew Orleans20115,476
Tom BradyNew England20115,235
Drew BreesNew Orleans20165,208
Drew BreesNew Orleans20125,177
Drew BreesNew Orleans20135,162
Dan MarinoMiami19845,084
Drew BreesNew Orleans20085,069
Matthew StaffordDetroit20115,038

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