The quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League Drew Brees broke the NFL's 27-year-old single-season passing record Monday night, and the feat immediately attracted a flurry of congratulatory tweets, including one from previous record holder Dan Marino. Rap star Lil Wayne also congratulated him for his success.
"Congrats to @drewbrees. Great job by such a special player," tweets Marino on December 27.
"Kongrats to Drew Brees but Aaron Rodgers is the NFL MVP hands down. Green & Yellow!!!!!!!!!!," Lil Wayne says.
Marino also spoke about Drew Brees, “Most of the time, that offense, he has under such control, he’s going to get rid of the ball on time, so he isn’t going to take any shots. You give him a lot of credit, man. He’s been playing at a really high level for, not only this year, but for four-to-five years in a row, six years in a row, playing at a really high level. Statistically, he’s maybe the best statistical quarterback in the past five years. Better than [Peyton] Manning, [Tom] Brady, [Aaron] Rodgers and everybody else.”
On the record he says, “I mean, it lasted a long time, and you knew it was going to happen, sooner or later. It just goes to show you that what we did as a team, as a group—you know, you were part of that, too—was just so special that year. Yardage, touchdowns, all those guys, [Mark] Duper, [Mark] Clayton. Clayton breaking the touchdown record, just the things we were able to accomplish. I think ESPN did a pretty good job overall with it. It happens, man.”