Only two quarterbacks have been able to equal or surpass the passing yardage of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees over the previous seven seasons.
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One of them set the all-time record for passing yards in a season (Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos in 2013). The other one (Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014) tied Brees with 4,952 yards that year and appears to be a good value play this season. Brees is the +300 favorite to win the passing yards title in 2017.
Last year, the 38-year-old veteran threw for the second-most passing yards in his career, totaling 5,208 to go along with 37 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The only better campaign he had came in 2011 when he threw for a then-NFL record 5,476 yards with a career-high 46 touchdowns and 14 picks. Manning later broke the mark with 5,477 two years later when he also tossed the most touchdowns in a season (55).