We have been monitoring Brees’ progress with beating Dan Marino’s epic record of 5,084 passing yards in the 1984 season. He did come close in 2008 with 5,069 yards, throwing for the 2nd most passing yards in a season.
We figured that Brees would keep his average passing yard per game to around 300 yards. That would get him the record in the last game of the season against the Carolina Panthers.
This week, he blew up for 412 yards. After that shellacking, Brees gets within just 304 yards from making history.
There is no doubt in my mind that Brees will break the record on Monday Night Football against the Falcons, a division rival.
So now it’s safe to say, barring an injury, that Brees should end the season about 250 yards over the record.
Poor poor Marino. That season has been his bragging rights, keeping him in consideration of being one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Now, Drew Brees is knocking on that door. And what is Brees going to end his career with that Marino never did? His Super Bowl ring from 2009.