NEW YORK (WFAN) – New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ 52-year-old record on Sunday by throwing a touchdown in his 48th consecutive game.
Pretty remarkable accomplishment, right?
Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw wasn’t as impressed as others, and that might be the understatement of the century.
“(The record) didn’t blow me away,” the four-time Super Bowl champion told WFAN co-hosts Evan Roberts and Joe Benigno in his weekly spot on Tuesday. “I’m not much on that stuff … I’m not into records, fellas. I’m just into winning football games. (The Saints) hadn’t won a game … I’m not into records, I’m into winning Super Bowls … These things aren’t important. We lose sight of why we play. We play to win and to win championships, not to break records.”
Brees asked the NFL to allow head coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis — all currently serving suspensions — to attend the game so they could watch him break the record.
The National Football League obliged, but Brees’ request didn’t sit well with Bradshaw at all.
“I was a little upset that he went to the NFL to get Payton and everybody back to watch him break a record,” Bradshaw said. “I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I never would have gone and asked for them back … I thought it was disrespectful to the San Diego Chargers … So break it, go ahead. Hell, you’re throwing it 50 times a game … I’m just against stuff like that. I just don’t believe in doing stuff like that.”
In his record-setting performance on Sunday night, the Super Bowl XLIV MVP completed 29 of 45 passes for 370 yards and four touchdowns.
Do you see Terry’s point on this one, or is he totally off base? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…