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Archie on Brees: He’s “done it right”

Mark Menard
October 05, 2018 - 7:45 pm

As the man who will go down in history as the greatest Saints quarterback of all time prepares to rewrite one of quarterbacking’s most hallowed records, another all-time Saints legend weighed in on what Drew Brees will leave as a legacy in New Orleans and in the NFL.

Archie Manning, one of the most revered Saints signal-callers of all time, also just so happens to be the father of Peyton Manning, the man who currently holds the record Brees will break.  The elder Manning commented on the success Brees has had during his 19 seasons and counting in the league.

“A lot goes into it, as y’all know,” Manning said. “The first thing, you really have to be fortunate to stay healthy, to play that long.  Football has always been a team game.  You’ve got coaches along the way that have been so beneficial to you and it goes without saying your teammates and the people that help.  But for Drew it’s just a great accomplishment.”

Manning made the comments on WWL Radio Friday afternoon while talking with Zach Strief and Deuce McAllister and said he’s been in contact with Brees to pass on a note of congratulations.

“I sent him a text this morning,” Manning said, “and I said, you know, ‘Drew, congratulations on your record, but more so congratulations on your career because you’ve done it right.’”

Brees needs just 201 passing yards to become the most prolific passer in NFL history.  He’ll likely get the necessary yardage Monday night when the Saints host Washington.  Our coverage on WWL starts that afternoon at 3pm. You can hear the full audio of Manning’s conversation with Strief and McAllister by clicking the podcast link.

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