“I can remember as a young player, just trying to become a starter someday maybe, maybe be able to make a little bit of an impact.”
Brees, 40, entered Monday night’s home game third on the all-time list.
His 15-yard touchdown pass to Thomas with 12:37 left in the second tied him with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for second.
Brees is in his 19th season in the NFL, his 14th with the Saints after playing the first five years of his career in with the then-San Diego Chargers.
Brees also holds the NFL career records for career passing yards, completions, passing yards per game and completion percentage (minimum 1500 attempts).