During the 2009 regular season, Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw 514 passes.
On Sunday evening, he was asked to throw a few more.
The Super Bowl winning quarterback threw black and gold foam footballs—along with beads and doubloons—to thousands of people who lined the streets of New Orleans to watch Brees serve as monarch of Bacchus, which just so happens to be one of the biggest parades of Carnival season.
The float Brees rode on was designed to look like a Roman chariot—with the quarterback standing on top dressed in a gold and red tunic as the Roman god of wine, according to the Associated Press.
"This is a mad house," spectator Jennifer LeBlanc told the Associated Press. "This is the biggest crowd I've ever seen. And every one is having a great time."
Remember, of those 514 passes Brees threw during the regular season, he completed 363 of them for an NFL-record 70.6% completion percentage.
If he was looking to top his own mark, the Super Bowl MVP would have needed to complete 7,070 of his 10,000 passes.
A highly unrealistic goal considering the rumors surrounding Mardi Gras, which suggest some of the people in attendance like to have an alcoholic beverage (or two) while attending the parades.
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