NFL players, LeBron react to Drew Brees becoming all-time passing leader

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed Peyton Manning and became the NFL's career passing yardage leader in a big-time way with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre'Quan Smith to give the Saints a 20-point lead in the second quarter. Brees threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns to lead New Orleans to a 43-19 victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

He did it in front of both a prime-time national audience and the home crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Players and celebrities took to social media to offer their congratulations:

Manning taped a message to Brees, which was shown in the stadium when he broke the record.

Other quarterbacks, past and present, also weighed in.

As did a former teammate.

And another record breaker, albeit in another sport.

And a few pass-catchers and defenders alike.

Even Ellen DeGeneres sent a message to her friend.

A U.S. president weighs in, plus some Magic.