It’s a shame that Brees’ bravura playoff run in 2017 will largely be forgotten, especiallythe Saints’ 17-point comeback in Minnesota. Brees’ ability to anticipate and reset to find his secondary receivers remains second to none.
2017 stats: 16 games | 72.0 pct | 4,334 pass yds | 8.1 ypa | 23 pass TD | 8 INT | 2 rush TD
It’s hard to argue against Brees belonging in the upper echelon of NFL QBs. He set an NFL record for completion percentage in 2017 at 72%, but he wasn’t racking up completions on only dinks and dunks. He still led the NFL in yards per attempt at 8.1 - his highest since 2011, while also setting a new career best in interception percentage.
Other QBs in the NFC South: Matt Ryan of the Falcons #7, Cam Newton of the Panthers #8, and Jameis Winston of the Buccaneers #14. The NFC South was the only division to have all four starting QBs crack the top half of the list.