On Sunday afternoon, during the high blood pressure inducing game against the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees tied Johnny Unitas' record of consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Today, Joe Unitas, son of legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas wrote this letter to Drew Brees to congratulate him on tying the record set by his father.

Here is the letter from unitaswestand.com:

October 2, 2012

Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints
5800 Airline Dr.
Metairie, LA 70003


I wanted to take a minute to congratulate you on tying my father’s record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. I’ve been follow your pursuit of the record since last season. I’m a big fan of yours, and wish you the best Sunday night against San Diego as you try to break the record. My father always said that records were meant to be broken. I know that if he was still with us that he would wish you the best as well.

When I look back on my father’s life I remember a man who was much bigger than the game of football. The things he would appreciate most about you have nothing to do with football; it’s about who you are as a person. You’re a role model for today’s youth, a family man, and a humanitarian who cares for his community. My father would tell you these are the important things in life, not some record in a book.

Continue to be a leader for your team and the City of New Orleans. You’re a great quarterback but even better man. Stay healthy and safe this week and in the future. My family and I will be watching Sunday night cheering for you. Best of luck.


Joe Unitas

Brees immediately responded via his official Twitter page:


Congratulations Drew, on tying Unitas' 52 year record and good luck on attempting to break it this Sunday vs. the Chargers!

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