By John Turney
Tonight Drew Brees passed Peyton Manning in career touchdown passes. It's a worthy accomplishment. He certainly earned it.
If so, the leaderboard chart (plus rushing touchdowns added in for good measure) would look more like this—
Net touchdowns (as of mid-3rd Quarter on the 12/16/2019 NFL game)
Passing touchdowns rushing touchdowns minus pick 6s
Tom Brady = 538 + 22 - 13 pick 6s = 547
Drew Brees = 541 + 23 - 27 pick 6s = 537
Peyton Manning =5 39 + 18 - 27 pick 6s = 530
So, Brees is certainly #1 in passing touchdowns, but he has some work yet left to do to catch Tom Brady in net touchdowns.