New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees has a shot next season of breaking the most 400-passing yards games in a career record. Can he do it?
The NFL today is very pass orientated, so 300+ passing-yards games have become a common occurrence.
As quarterbacks aim to be the man that leads their teams to victory, more 400+ passing-yards are starting to pop up, and the Super Bowl XLIV MVP is very good at achieving this target.
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From a span of 14 seasons in the NFL, the 36-year-old has managed to achieve 14 400+ passing yards games, and has averaged just under two 400+ passing yards games a year since 2006.
His most recent 400-passing yards game came last November in a 27-34 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Only Dan Marino (15) and the Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning (17) are ahead of the former Purdue Boilermakers player in the list of quarterbacks with the most 400+ passing-yards games.
The nearest active players below him in this list are Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger and Arizona Cardinals' Carlson Palmer, who are both on seven games.
Manning could stop Brees achieving this record, but the Broncos' quarterback is not the player he used to be whilst Brees, I feel, is still in his prime.
The Saints may have lost one of Brees' favorite weapons during the off-season in tight-end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks.
However, the quarterback has good enough weapons in Marques Colston, Benjamin Watson, Mark Ingram and latest acquisition C.J. Spiller to still attempt to break this record.
If he breaks it, the most 400+ passing yards games in a career wouldn't be the only NFL record Brees holds.
Some of the other NFL records he also holds include the most consecutive games with at least one touchdown (54), the highest completion percentage in a season (71.2% in 2011), and the most seasons with 5,000+ passing yards (2008, 2011-2013).
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