The 39-year-old Drew Brees passed Peyton Manning and Brett Favre for the record.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees became the NFL's all-time passing yards leader on Monday night after a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith late in the second quarter against the Redskins.
Brees finished his night with 363 yards passing and three touchdowns, completing 26 of 29 attempts.
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The 39-year-old Brees passed Peyton Manning who held the record at 71,940 yards and Brett Favre who was in second place with 71,838 yards.
Over the summer, Manning said Brees "deserves" the record.
After the 2015 season, Manning retired with the passing record and 539 touchdown passes, which is an all-time NFL record. Brees needs 42 touchdown passes to pass Manning in that category.
Brees was drafted by the Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL draft and signed a deal with New Orleans in 2006. He led the Saints to a Super Bowl win over Manning and the Colts in 2009.
Last season, he went 386–for–536 with 4,334 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Brees currently has 1658 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
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