The Miami Dolphins have a lot of history and most of that history belonged to Dan Marino, at least when it came to records for a quarterback. Over the last few seasons we have watched his records fall to guys like Brett Favre. Last night, we watched once again as New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees broke Marino’s 27 year record for passing yards. Brees eclipsed the 5,084 yard mark last night with a touchdown pass to Darren Sproles.
Then his teammates jumped around him and the crowd went crazy. Two seasons ago, Brees came up short in his attempt to break the record, no chance this year and by all indication, at least two others may join him above Marino’s mark. Both Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are closing in as well.
Adding salt to the already open wound, is the fact that the QB to do it was none other than the one QB Miami fans have begged for not once, but twice. The decision by Dave Wannstedt to draft Jamar Fletcher over Drew Brees still haunts the team that has yet to find a suitable QB to run the team. Then, when Nick Saban took over, he opted for the injured Dante’ Culpepper over an injured Drew Brees. Culpepper was done by the first quarter of the season and Drew Brees has made history.
Still, it’s hard to get upset over the loss of the record. Unlike the touchdown record that Brett Favre broke after his on again off again retirement, Brees is in the prime of his career and a stand up class act. Congratulations to him for his accomplishment and the team around him as well.
You can view the record breaking pass by going here.