There's no question that Drew Brees is already considered by many as one of the greatest quarterbacks to have ever played in the NFL, but next season, he has a chance to rewrite the league's history books.
Brees will be a free agent in just a matter of weeks, but the 39-year-old has already expressed a strong interest to stay with the New Orleans Saints, and possibly for the rest of his career since he has created so much history with the franchise.
Since joining the Saints in 2006, not only has he helped the team win their first Super Bowl at Super Bowl XLIV, but he has also passed for over 5,000 yards in a season five times, led the league in passing touchdowns four times, and in passing yards a record seven times.
Brees also has a number of NFL records to his name, but the most significant one he has at the moment is that he has gone the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass with 54. Next season, however, he could be adding another big record to that resume.
Barring an injury or a very lackluster season, by the end of next season, Brees will likely be the all-time leading passer in NFL history since he is only 1,495 yards away from the title.
The current top three in terms of all-time NFL passing yards reads as follows: Peyton Manning is first with 71,940 yards, Brett Favre is second with 71,838 yards, and Brees makes up the top three with 70,445 yards.
The Saints quarterback just needs another 1,394 yards in 2018 to surpass the former Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings star, while he needs another 1,496 yards to surpass the former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos star to claim the number one spot for his own.
Considering the weapons Brees will have on offense if New Orleans does decide to re-sign him during free agency, he should easily be able to accomplish this feat next season. He's never failed to obtain more than 1,496 passing yards since his rookie year.
So long as he has a team, he should become the all-time NFL passing yards leader in 2018.
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