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Drew Brees: a ‘small’ slice of NFL history

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Drew Brees, the Lilliputian (more on that later) of NFL quarterbacks, is now king of the universe for most career passing yards in NFL history.

Before you know it, he’ll be flirting with 100,000 and beyond.

At 39, he’s in the best shape of his career. He could play well into his 40s.

About that word Lilliputian. As a noun, it means a small person.

Listed at 6-foot, Brees is the shortest of all the QBs on the all-time aerial yardage charts.
Peyton Manning, now No. 2, is 6-5.

Notice how often Brees has to leap from his tiptoes to see over his lineman to make a pass.

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