Drew Brees has thrown the most touchdown passes in NFL history — but Tom Brady isn’t far behind.

The Patriots quarterback was watching as the Saints quarterback broke Peyton Manning’s record of 539 touchdown passes in Monday night’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Brady took to Twitter to congratulate Brees on the achievement and also appeared to remind him that the race wasn’t over as he ended the post with a winking face.

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So how close is Brady to Brees’ record? He is only three touchdown passes behind through Week 15 of the 2019 season.

NFL career passing touchdowns leaders:

1. DREW BREES (541)
2. PEYTON MANNING (539)
3. TOM BRADY (538)
4. BRETT FAVRE (508)
5. DAN MARINO (420)

When it comes to the most career touchdown passes including playoff games, Brady does have the advantage over Brees.

Most career touchdown passes including playoff games:

1. TOM BRADY (611)
2. PEYTON MANNING (579)
3. DREW BREES (574)
4. BRETT FAVRE (552)
5. DAN MARINO (452)

Will Brady chase down Brees to earn the top spot in NFL history? Only time will tell, but NFL fans will certainly enjoy the show as the quarterbacks fight it out in the history books.

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