Drew Brees just made history. Drew Brees just set a new NFL passing record. Tonight on Monday Night Football, Brees surpassed Peyton Manning to become the all-time passing leader in NFL history. He threw to eight different receivers and amassed 250 in one half of football to set the new record. And he threw to a wide open Tre’Quan Smith for 62 yards to go over the top with 71,968 yards passing . . . and counting. You go boy!
So here’s to Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, and to all of those faithful Saints fans screaming and hollering and chanting “Who Dat” at the Super Dome. We’re all so happy for Drew, as is the rest of the watching football world. He’s worked so hard and he deserves so much; he’s won Super Bowl XLIV in 2009, he’s a perennial Pro Bowler, and he’s on his way to Canton Ohio (the Hall of Fame), certainly on the first ballot. Brees is absolutely deserving of all the accolades we can heap upon him, because he’s the perfect professional.
So how about you? Are you watching history or making history? In other words, are you a professional or an amature? Do you bring your “A” game every game, night in and night out, or do you make excuses or point fingers or take plays off during your contract year because you don’t want to hurt your chances of getting a max contract?
Let’s take a page from Drew Brees’ playbook: play hard, play smart, and play to win, every game. Above all, love your family, and put them first. These are the traits of a true champion and a perfect professional. Oh, and one more thing – don’t chase records – let the records chase you.