The 47-game touchdown pass record set by one of the National Football League’s greatest quarterbacks, Johnny Unitas, stood for 52 years, even in the era of the pass begun in 1976.
Unitas was a trend-setter in the passing game in those days, even in the days when the running game and solid defense was seemingly more stressed.
It was amazing that it took this long.
Well, one might have thought that a more “deserving” player: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Dan Marino years ago, John Elway; would have broken the mark already.
No, it took someone like the overlooked and “too-small” Drew Brees to finally do so the other night against the San Diego Chargers.
Good for him.
Other pundits have already made their statements that he is now a certified Hall-of-Famer in their eyes.
I can’t argue with that.
Others aren’t so thrilled — I won’t mention names but one is in the Hall of Fame — even calling into question that asking the NFL for suspended Saints’ head coach Sean Payton to be present when he did so was contemptible.
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