#24 Drew Brees
Drew Brees breaks NFL touchdown record
Due to the Bountygate scandal that hit during the offseason, it was quite clear that the New Orleans Saints were going to have a tough year. But that didn’t stop quarterback Drew Brees from striving for excellence and adding his name (again) to the NFL record books.
On October 7, Brees broke the record for most consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. Johnny Unitas held the previous record (47), a record that Brees eventually stretched to 54 games.
Brees told FCA Magazine that being in New Orleans during the city’s post-Katrina rebuilding efforts has strengthened every area of his life.
“I feel like I’m such a tougher person mentally and spiritually,” he said. “Being able to be here and be a part of this community and rebuilding effort and then take my career to the next level—it’s all exposed me to things I never would have experienced otherwise. I’m stronger in my faith, as a husband, as a father and as a football player.”