Drew Brees all for Tom Brady breaking his career passing yardage record in return to Foxborough

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will face Drew Brees on Sunday, Foxborough, Massachusetts. He'll only need 68 yards to beat Drew Brees' NFL career pass yardage record, 80,358 yards.
"I believe that records are meant for breaking," stated the former New Orleans Saints quarterback. He will be there as an analyst for NBC Sports. Brady has been friends since 1999.

In thrilling fashion, Brees surpassed Peyton Manning to capture the record in 2018, launching a 62 yard touchdown to Tre'QuanSmith at home on Monday Night Football, a 43-19 win over Washington.

Brady should do it in a similar manner to his.

Brees laughed and said, "I would be all for Brady just starting the first play in the game, just get it out the way," What did you say he needed? Sixty-eight yards? Let's make New England kick it in to the end zone. Start at the 25, and then have him send one to Mike Evans.

"I have no doubt that I believe that this guy is going to get knocked down very quickly. There isn't a man who has put more into his career, his preparation and the kind of dedication he has for the game. This record is a remarkable one because it speaks to his longevity and ability to play at the highest level.

Brees broke the record but there was a delay of several minutes to acknowledge his accomplishment. His teammates hugged him, and they jumped with joy when the "All-Time Passing Yardage leader" light up on the video boards. He removed his helmet and gave the ball to David Baker, president of Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brittany Baker, his wife, and their four children sat on the sidelines in anticipation of the moment and he hugged them.

Brees stated that Brady will not be able to fully experience the moment when there is a game at stake.

"You are so ensconced in the game. Brees stated that you can't let yourself go there too often. It's something you have to try to avoid emotionally before the game. Let me be completely honest. I'll be honest with you. I remember how I felt leading up to these games. Whether it was against an old team or trying to break a record, I would imagine being there. I would also visualize all that would happen.

"I would always try to get the emotion and the tears out of my eyes on Mondays or Tuesdays. I used to literally cry on Mondays or Tuesdays, so by Sunday it was all business. It was all about the game and getting the job done.