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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees just tied Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas' once thought to be unbreakable record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive NFL games. There's a good chance Brees breaks the record Sunday against his old team, the San Diego Chargersand Unitas' son will be among those rooting for him to do it.
The Saints, via Facebook on Tuesday, shared an inspiring letter sent from Unitas' son, Joe, that was addressed to Brees at their Metairie, La., headquarters.
"I wanted to take a minute to congratulate you on tying my fathers record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass," Joe Unitas wrote to Brees. "Ive been follow(ing) your pursuit of the record since last season. Im a big fan of yours, and wish you the best Sunday night against San Diego as you try to break the record. My father always said that records were meant to be broken. I know that if he was still with us that he would wish you the best as well."
Johnny Unitas passed away 10 years ago, but Joe has made sure to keep his father's legacy as a groundbreaking quarterback who paved the way for the modern prolific passing game through the website unitaswestand.com, as big as it was for Brees to break the single-season yardage record last season, the current chase shows how great he's been over the long term.
Joe closed the letter with praise for Brees the person.
"Continue to be a leader for your team and the City of New Orleans. Youre a great quarterback but even better man. Stay healthy and safe this week and in the future. My family and I will be watching Sunday night cheering for you. Best of luck." Source: Sporting News
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With Drew Brees in position to break Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, Unitas' son has sent words of encouragement to the Saints quarterback.
A letter from Joe Unitas, which the Saints posted on a team website, congratulates Brees for tying the record of 47 straight games last weekend in Green Bay.
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has now thrown a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive NFL games, tying him with Johnny Unitas for the longest streak in NFL history.
Brees threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston in the first quarter against the Packers to tie the game at 7 apiece. He looks to break the record at home next week against the San Diego Chargers. Source...
Drew Brees Ties a Long-Time Record Today In Green Bay -
On a 20-yd TD pass to WR Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints Drew Brees has tied Johnny Unitas’ NFL record for most consecutive games with a TD pass at 47! Unitas’ record spanned from 1956-60. 52 years later, Brees has tied it!
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