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Why Drew Brees Is STILL The Best QB In The League


A little over a year ago I wrote a post about why Drew was the best QB in the league, or at least in that elite category.  In the year that has passed we've had a few more QB's that might be trying to also squeeze into that "elite" category with Brees, Manning, and Brady. Aaron Rodgers deserves major considerations after winning this year's Super Bowl, Michael Vick made a comeback for the ages, Philip Rivers still threw for a massive amount of yards despite not having a number 1 WR for most of the year. 

But if you look at the following research, Brees is still #1 in most categories when you go by average per game. I broke his up into 2 areas, being his full career and his career with the Saints (the past 5 years). He is number 1 in YPG, TD's/PG, Completion %, and oddly second to last place in INT's (behind Favre) over the past 5 years. Even if you include his time with the Chargers he's still in the top 3 in most categories. The INTs I guess you could blame on the type of offense we run, the more you throw, the more chances you have of throwing interceptions.

The rest of the columns are Super Bowl wins (most important stat of all), round/pick in the draft, height, and region of the country they are from (the least important stats).

Just another little break from the usual lockout, Reggie tweets, etc news going on these days.  Thought we could use a little peak back at what it's like to have an awesome QB like we do, that kicks all other QB's asses!

  YPG TD/G COMP % INT/G SB ROUND/PICK HGHT REGION
BREES 255/290 1.7/1.9 65.2/67.1 0.95/1 1 2.1 6-0 S
MANNING 263 1.9 64.9 0.95 1 1.1 6-5 S
BRADY 239 1.8 63.6 0.71 3 6.33 6-4 W
FAVRE 237 1.6 61.9 1.11 1 2.6 6-2 S
RODGERS 235 1.6 64.4 0.59 1 1.24 6-2 W
RIVERS 234 1.6 63.7 0.69 0 1.4 6-5 S
RBERGER 227 1.4 63.1 0.86 2 1.11 6-5 MW
MCNABB 225 1.4 58.9 0.71 0 1.2 6-2 MW
RYAN 218 1.4 60.8 0.73 0 1.3 6-4 NE
VICK 149 0.94 55.3 0.59 0 1.1 6-0 E

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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