TAMPA – When the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom brady, step onto the court at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Sunday to face his former team, the New England Patriots, it will take only 68 yards to break the air yards record NFL’s Drew brees with 80.358.
“I am a firm believer that records are made to be broken“said the former Los Angeles quarterback. New Orleans Saints, who will be in the game working as an analyst for NBC Sports and who has enjoyed a friendship with Brady dating back to 1999.
Brees captured the record, previously held by Peyton Manning, in spectacular fashion in 2018, throwing a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith at home during a “Monday Night Football” game in which they beat Washington 43-19 .
Is in favor of Brady do it in a similar way.
“I would be totally in favor of Brady just throw the first play of the game, get out and get it out of the way, “he said. Brees, smiling. “They say you need, how much, 68 yards? New england kick to the diagonals, start at the [yarda] 25, let him throw [un pase] Mike Evans and get this over with.
“There’s no question that I think he’ll take it down pretty quickly. I can’t think of a guy who has invested more in his career and preparation and what it means for the game. It’s definitely a special record because it speaks to the longevity he’s been able to experience and the level at which he was able to play. “
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When Brees he broke the record, there was a stoppage of several minutes to acknowledge his achievement. His teammates gathered to hug him and jumped in excitement when the “Passing Leader of All Time” appeared on the screens. He removed his helmet and handed the ball to Hall of Fame President David Baker. His wife, Brittany, and their four children were on the bench anticipating the moment, and he hugged them.
Nevertheless, Brees said it will be difficult for Brady really experience the moment with the game at stake.
“You are so caught up in the game. You really can’t afford to go there too much,” he said. Brees. “It’s really something that you try to put away emotionally before the game. I’ll be honest with you, I know how I felt before games like this, whether I was facing my old team or I was looking for a record, I visualized being in that moment, I visualized myself being At that moment, I visualized myself breaking the record, I imagined everything that was going to happen.
“It always brought out tears and emotions on Monday or Tuesday. Literally crying on Monday or Tuesday, so when Sunday came around, it was all about business, it was about the game, it was about getting the job done.”