Ben Watson, Drew Brees share their mutual respect for each other after milestone TD (1 Viewer)

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(Photo by Michael DeMocker, | The Times-Picayune)

By Luke Johnson, | The Times-Picayune

Here is how much New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees thinks of veteran tight end Ben Watson: When Watson hauled in Brees’ 500th career touchdown pass in the second quarter of the Saints 24-23 win against the Ravens, Brees told Watson he should keep the ball.

“The type of guy he is, he was like, ‘You keep it,’” Watson said, though he did not take Brees up on the offer. “Uh-uh, this is history, this is (No.) 500. I’m just honored to be on the field with you.”

The feeling was mutual. Brees appreciated that it was Watson who was on the receiving end of the pass, a 1-yard touchdown that briefly gave the Saints a first-half lead.

“One of the greatest things about the 500th touchdown pass, it was caught by one of my favorite teammates of all time,” Brees said. “I couldn’t think of a better guy to catch this touchdown tha ...

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