Drew Brees made NFL history Monday night by passing Peyton Manning's all-time passing touchdown record.
He received a nice congratulatory tweet from Tom Brady, which must be put in the proper context.
Brady, of course, is showing some love for a fellow future Hall of Famer. Brees passed Manning's mark of 539 passing touchdowns. However, Brees didn't even enter the night in second place behind Peyton.
That spot belonged to Brady, who sits with 538 passing touchdowns. Safe to say, TB12 is coming for that record.
The close competition now means both Brady and Brees may be trading the top spot over the final two weeks of the season. That doesn't diminish what Brees has done, but his reign may not last long.
Both players have shown no signs of slowing down and the back and forth could continue during the 2020 season, should they wish to return next year.
Perhaps this record is what will drive both to run it back. That and tens of millions dollars.