Drew Brees

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Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He is the only player to have back to back to back 5,000 yards in three seasons straight. Brees also has the all time best completion percentage with 66.95%.

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Drew Brees year in and year out put's up record setting yards in a year on a team that has made it to the Superbowl, once in it's entire career. He has never had even one league nominated number one wide receiver, typically distributing the ball to many that come and go quite frequently. He's put up the most 5,000 + yard passing seasons of any quarterback. He's fourth all time passing yards with 59,005 with three years less than Peyton Manning, five years less than Brett Farve, and one year less than Tom Brady. He currently holds the most accurate career with 66.4%. He has the most accurate season with 72%. He is tied for fourth in career touchdown passes with 416 and he is eighth all-time career passer rating with 95.7. Not to mention that he did most of this after he tore his labrum and returned to the league.

Only in his 11th season. Has a Super Bowl ring. Definitely better than Marino. Only player to have 2 5000 yard seasons. If he continues to play at this level for 5 more years and wins at least 1 more title, he'll be the undisputed best of all time.

If you take into account his size (which is small for ANY era, let alone the modern-day one), the complexity of the defenses he has to match up against, and the lack of surrounding talent he's had in comparison to many (if not all) of these other players, and then realize what sort of numbers he is still putting up it's UNREAL what he has accomplished. No doubt in my mind he would be just as successful in previous eras when yes, they threw much less but defenses were simpler and defenders were inferior to today's athlete.

Quite simply put, nobody has achieved "more with less" than Drew Brees. His numbers (and NFL records) are on par with any of the greats of his generation - or those that came before - without any of the surrounding talent. If he'd had the "weapons" of a Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, or Aaron Rodgers, I can't even fathom the numbers he would've put up.

Did you know he hasn't had a SINGLE "pro bowl" wide receiver?!?! I mean yes, you could argue that Jimmy Graham qualifies or whatever, but even then it's only 3 years. That can't compare to the cast of characters the others have been able to utilize.

What's more, he's undersized compared to the names I've mentioned above, as well as other "greats" like: Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, John Elway etc. And he still has as many or more SB wins than P. Manning, Dan Marino, Aaron Rodgers (at the time of this post at least), and Jim Kelly.

Lastly, I'll just point out that the only thing(s) that you can even potentially say ...more

In the last 10 years he has won as many super bowls as tom brady and had more TD passes and passing yards than peyton manning. By the time he's retired he'll have virtually all of peyton mannings stat records in less games played. His defense is consistently bottom 2or 3 yet he and the offense are consistently top 2. He alone carries the team to victory and if he and brady were switched we'd never have heard of tom brady and drew brees would have won at least 6 super bowls and be the undisputed #1 quarterback of all time.

Drew Brees was on my fantasy team this year and he did great. He's going to brak the single season passing yards record and have the most consecutive games with a touchdown. Go Drew Brees!

Drew Brees is the best QB ever in NFL history that is a fact in my heart. My uncle would have had a heart attack if the Saints loss to the Panthers but they won! GO SAINTS ( THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD WITH THE BEST QB EVER) BEAT THE VIKINGS AND THEN WE GET TO GO TO SUPERBOWL 52

HELL YA HE IS THE BEST QUARTERBACK EVER I am a huge saints fan and I think he should be #1

I don't think he's the best but he should be up there. If Vince Young, Michael Vick, David Carr (who just might be the worst qb ever), brady quinn (who has never started an NFL game in his life), and Joe Namath can be up there than Brees should because he is a lot better than all of them combined. - ChrisHenry

By the time Drew Brees retire he will brake every QB RECORD that stands that will make him number one of all time.

Drew is the Gentle-man and still, the athlete! Johnny Unitas, yes, however Brees is what is still true since then and now. Thank goodness for players like that that! On and off the field, they are what "greatness" is what it's about.

The only quarterback that is currently better than him is Peyton Manning. No more of this Tom Brady being the best. Look it up Drew Brees holds the most records and he is younger than Tom Brady also.

Most underrated qb in the game. Has all the numbers of a hall of famer. To be ranked below Terry Bradshaw is disgusting. Brees should be between 5th-8th on this list

Drew Brees is certainly the best! GO SAINTS! Here in Brazil we love this game too!

Drew brees is better than all the QB's in the nfl right now... Tom Brady hasn't had a 5000 yard season yet, but guess who has? Drew brees. Tom Brady has all those good receivers behind him and drew brees has to make good of what he has. What ever noob says tom Brady is better than Drew brees. I would like to hear why, because I WILL COUNTER IT

WHO that! DREW BREES WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF THE GREATS! And to all the packers fans, as an honorary saints fan I have no problem in sharing the top 10 with the bad man AA-ron but he's definitely meant to be number 1 when his career ends...

Brees has the 2nd best completion percentage of all time and 5th most yards but your list is great and at least you put brees 11th so good job!

Drew brees is breaking all the passing records right now. Everybody should bots for him. He is by far the best.

I am from spain and I love football, and the best QB is brees! He is amazing! GO SAINTS! If the saints are the best is for dre brees

Brees just doesn't get the respect he deserves. Just think where would the Saints be without Brees. Almost no other team depends on passing to win and he uses everyone. My opinion iis... number 1, no... top 4, yes

What the helll? Drew Brees is phenamonal. Its just amazing how he plays. - A7X1234

Drew Brees is amazing! I love the saints! Drew Brees is awesome! I think he is really lucky to have awesome receivers.

Look at the numbers he perennially puts up, despite NEVER having had a SINGLE "pro-bowl caliber" WR. Just imagine what he could've done if he had the weapons around him of a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. And keep in mind that despite his size, he's overcome that to win a SB (which is the same number as P. Manning, and something guys like Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, Warren Moon, etc. Never managed). Not to mention that as much as he throws the ball, he's still managed to have the best completion percentage in NFL history at the moment (which is harder to keep up the more often you throw...)

I know some would argue (validly) that calling somebody the G.O.A.T. isn't a matter of "what ifs", but If he got to play on a team with real "weapons" at WR or a defense that could actually not force him to have to throw the ball as often as possible and require him to put up 30+ points just to win a game (or simply wasn't barely six feet tall) he'd have countless more accolades. Lastly, he ...more

Drew holds the record for most QB records; and holds the record for breaking QB records. How was it determined that Tom Brady holds more records?

Most accurate passer surrounded by average receivers and below average defenses

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