METAIRIE, La. -- With Drew Brees in position to break Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, Unitas' son has sent words of encouragement to the Saints quarterback.
Joe Unitas says he's a big fan of Brees and wishes him the best on Sunday night against San Diego. Joe Unitas says he knows his father, who set the record between 1956 and 1960, would want Brees to break the mark once thought to be "unbreakable."
Unitas calls Brees "a role model for today's youth, a family man, and a humanitarian who cares for his community," adding that his father held those ideals above records. He died in 2002.
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