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Drew Brees reps Saints as one of Pro Football Focus’ best players from past decade

Pro Football Focus shows Drew Brees some love, as they’ve named him their best Saints player from the past decade.

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It’s hardly a no-brainer, but Drew Brees has made a tremendous impact for the New Orleans Saints organization since he was brought in through free agency in 2006. On Thursday, Pro Football Focus released their best player from every NFL team, and it’s hard to argue with their selection for the black and gold.

Here’s what PFF had to say:

2006 was the first season for Drew Brees in New Orleans. Coming off a torn shoulder that made him an injury concern for would-be suitors, he posted the second-highest grade of the season at QB, trailing only Peyton Manning. From that point on, he went on an otherworldly run of production that has seen him throw for more than 51,700 yards (postseason included) and 370 touchdowns. Alternatively, the Saints could have signed Daunte Culpepper.

Just a week ago, Brees was also named to the PFF All-Decade Second Team behind Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.