VIDEO: Remembering When Drew Brees Hit Brandin Cooks for the Longest Touchdown in Saints History

Jason Schandl
Video of Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks' record-setting 98-yard touchdown for the New Orleans Saints.
Video of Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks' record-setting 98-yard touchdown for the New Orleans Saints. / YouTube: NFL

Drew Brees has set plenty of records and made no shortage of incredible plays since joining the New Orleans Saints in 2006.

One of the most impressive plays, and records, was when he set the Saints record for the longest pass play, hooking up with Brandin Cooks for a 98-yard touchdown.

This one wasn't just the longest pass, but also the longest offensive play in Saints history.

Before bouncing around between the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams and now Houston Texans, Cooks had established himself as one of the league's best deep threats with the Saints. The wheels he shows off on this play showcase exactly why.

When he caught the ball, the nearest defender was only about two yards away. There were about five yards of separation when the defender gave up, and by the time Cooks was slowing down into the end zone, the nearest defender was about seven yards away.

This pass broke the former Saints record of 96 yards, which was set by Billy Kilmer in 1967.

Saints fans will hope Brees can work more of his magic in the 2020 season, as another big year from the future-Hall-of-Fame QB could keep them in Super Bowl contention.

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