Drew Brees is already recognized as the greatest New Orleans Saint ever. But he's not only going to be remembered by Saints fan. Brees  will go down as one of the best NFL players ever.

Today against the Atlanta Falcon, Brees set the NFL record for career completions, passing NFL Hall of Fame member Brett Favre’s mark of 6,300. Brees, himself a future Hall of Fame QB, says his former and current teammates played a role in that record.

This won't be the only NFL record Brees will be aiming for this season. Brees started the year 1,496 yards short of Peyton Manning's career passing yardage mark. It would appear that the NFL feels like he'll be ready to break that record around October 8th, because they've put that random Saints vs. Washington Redskins game on Monday Night Football.

Brees also started the season about 50 touchdowns short of Manning's career touchdown pass record. But he's not the only active player chasing that number. Tom Brady is also in the mix for the lifetime mark.