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Published: Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 12:29 PM
By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees took time to play Santa recently to thank those who helped him achieve the title of NFL's all-time career passing leader this season.
With the assistance of team staff members, Brees compiled a list of 174 individuals who he wanted to receive a commemorative football to mark his milestone, NFL.com reported. Recipients included not just receivers, but offensive lineman, blockers and coaches over the quarterback's 18-year career that he felt deserved acknowledgment.
For Saints' rookie wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith, the gift from Brees has double meaning. Not only did his 62-yard touchdown reception in week 5 against the Redskins secure the all-time passing record for Brees, it was also the rookie's first NFL touchdown.