Quarterbacks may be celebrated for their individual accomplishments, but let it never be said that they work alone. The best quarterbacks in the league get a lot of help.
Soon after Brees topped Marino's 1984 record of 5,084 passing yards with a 307-yard performance against the Atlanta Falcons, he was standing front and center in front of his teammates in the Saints locker room. He then proceeded to give a speech that only Drew Brees would give.
If you missed it, watch the above video.
It's not so much that Brees said anything profound, mind you. His point about his record being a team effort is nothing we haven't heard before. In fact, it's a point that he has stressed over and over again during his tenure with the Saints, during which he has epitomized leadership.
The cool part is how clear it is that he has everyone's attention. The players, coaches and other people in the room were hanging on Brees' every word, and they were loving every one of them.
You also have to like how Brees didn't let his speech get too sappy. At one point, he gladly played off a crack about a remark he made about the team's equipment managers. Just as the people he was addressing were in the moment, so was he.
All in all, it was a scene that was just plain cool. It was impossible to hate Drew Brees before he made this speech, and it is still impossible to hate him now that he has this record.