Drew Brees joins elite group with latest TD in NFL playoffs
Drew Brees has reached another milestone in what could be his final playoff run with the New Orleans Saints.
His latest touchdown pass in the playoffs was his 35th playoff passing touchdown, which put him on an exclusive list. He’s only the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 35 or more touchdowns in the postseason:
Drew Brees is the 6th player in NFL history with 35+ pass TD in the playoffs
Tom Brady (75)
Joe Montana (45)
Brett Favre (44)
Peyton Manning (40)
Aaron Rodgers (40)
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 10, 2021
His 35th touchdown pass went to all-pro Michael Thomas, which ended up giving the Saints the lead 7-0 before Chicago tacked on a field goal.
In the first half, Brees was 14-f0r-23 overall with 120 yards and that lone touchdown pass. He also passed 5,000 career passing yards in the playoffs during this game. Brees was at 4,967 going into this game and will surely add a lot more by the time the game is over.
If New Orleans beats the Bears, they’ll go up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Divisional round next weekend. The rest of the Saints current game can be seen on CBS or Nickelodeon.