The NFL just officially announced its players of the week awards. It should come as no surprise that New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was selected as the NFC offensive player of the week.
As you might have heard, Brees broke Dan Marino’s record for passing yards in a season in Monday night’s victory against Atlanta. Brees now has 5,087 passing yards. Brees finished the Atlanta game with four touchdown passes, which gives him 41 on the season. He’s only the sixth quarterback in NFL history to pass for 40 touchdowns in his season.
This is Brees’ 15th career player of the week award and third of this season.