If the Los Angeles Chargers would have known this, Drew Brees would likely still be playing in the state of California rather than in Louisiana with the New Orleans Saints.
Brees, taken by the then-San Diego Chargers out of Purdue with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, spent the first five years of his career with the franchise. But having drafted Philip Rivers in 2004, the Chargers let Brees go as a free agent following the 2005 season. He landed in New Orleans and gave a mighty jolt to his career, which has now led him to a historic achievement: 500 passing touchdowns.
— NFL México (@nflmx) October 22, 2017
Drew Brees becomes the 4th player in NFL history with 500+ pass touchdowns (inc. playoffs), joining Peyton Manning, Brett Favre & Tom Brady
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 22, 2017
Brees accomplished this on Sunday during the Saints’ 26-17 victory in Green Bay. After starting the season 0-2, the Saints now sit at 4-2, as the former Boilermakers signal caller completed 27 of 38 passes for 331 yards and his 500th career touchdown pass against the Packers.
Brees has proved his naysayers coming out of college wrong throughout his career and accomplishments such as the one Sunday are just icing on the cake. Brees is almost assuredly headed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as he has won numerous awards throughout his career — most notably Super Bowl 44 MVP, which he won after delivering the Saints’ franchise its only Super Bowl victory in February 2010.