Unexpected Heights (1 Viewer)


Drew Brees is just 6 feet tall, was barely recruited in high school and doubted after a 2005 shoulder injury. Now he is 201 yards away from becoming the NFL's all-time passing leader. Track his path to 71,941 yards.

11/4/01: Week 8 vs. Chiefs

After being drafted with the first pick in Round 2, Brees, 22, plays in just one game as a rookie with the Chargers. He comes off the bench to replace an injured Doug Flutie. The first time he drops back to pass, he fumbles (and recovers). But he rallies and leads the Chargers back from a 19-0 deficit. His first completion is a 7-yard pass to RB Terrell Fletcher. And his first touchdown pass is a 20-yarder to WR Freddie Jones that gives San Diego a 20-19 lead before a 25-20 loss.

9/29/02: Week 4 vs. Patriots

Brees earns a starting job in his second season -- and he wins his first four games, including a 21-14 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champs and a fellow young quarterback named Tom Brady. He ends the season with 3,284 yards, 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. ...

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