Dan Marino Congratulates Drew Brees on Record Breaking Season

The record for most passing yards in a season has stood for over 25-years. Dan Marino set the record in the 1984 season when he threw for 5,084 yards, but the record fell last night as Drew Brees threw for 307 yards against the Atlanta Falcons to end the game with a total of 5,087 passing yards on the season.

After the game, Marino sent out a tweet to congratulate Brees on the record:

“Congrats to @drewbrees. Great job by such a special player.”

Marino elaborated on Brees record-breaking performance this morning on the Orlando Sentinel.

Marino said:

“(Brees has) been playing at a really high level for, not only this year, but for four-to-five years in a row, six years in a row, playing at a really high level. He’s maybe the best statistical quarterback in the past five years… (The record stood) for a long time, but you knew it was going to happen, sooner or later. It happens, man.”

Brees replied by tweeting:

“Celebrating with my teammates. Such a special night. Thanks to so many for making this possible. Who Dat Nation…I love you… Thanks to @DanMarino for his class and support during this run. It is an honor to attempt to follow the example he set for us all.”

Brees set the record last night on Monday Night Football when he threw a 9-yard touchdown pass Darren Sproles with just a few minutes remaining in the game. The touchdown pass set another milestone for Brees. The Saints player now has 276 career touchdowns and sits in 9th on the all-time list.

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