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Handsome Pete
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Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
NFL.com Top 25 QBs All-Time

Probably about right, though Elway is ranked too low.

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Much like Marino, Brees has made a living producing gaudy numbers. Many in the football business think he's been underrated, partially because his record 74,437 passing yards have come in workmanlike fashion. Brees is not the imposing presence Cam Newton is. He doesn't have Aaron Rodgers' arm. Although a nice-looking athlete, Brees has never been the GQ cover-boy-type like Tom Brady or a young Joe Namath. All he does is produce, year after year. Brees is pro football's version of duct tape: good for every occasion, durable, and the most reliable (football) thing on the planet. Just as my neighbor Elmer could cure all manner of ills with a bit of duct tape, think of all the Saints' deficiencies Brees has masked over the years. Now that New Orleans has a squad, and head coach Sean Payton can call on the run game for more than just a dash of paprika, Brees missed throwing for 4,000 yards last season for the first time since 2005. Of the 11 5,000-yard seasons in NFL history, he has posted five of them. Brees' career has been about unmitigated, unstoppable production. He's like the Ford Motor Company of the 1920s. If Brees is not as slick as Namath in pantyhose, he's easier to root for. Considered too short to go in the first round, and allowed to walk out of San Diego without a contract to make way for Philip Rivers, all Brees has done is provide a steady current of wins, Pro Bowls, and now, NFL records. While Payton has played a massive role in Brees' development as a future Hall of Famer, the latter's ability to move within the pocket has been the secret to his success. Marino, Brady and Brees are the all-time Jedi masters at feeling pressure, then making the subtle movements to ensure the ball finds its intended recipient.

Stat you need to know: The fact that Brees has finished ahead of all comers in passing yards seven times, a league record, doesn't validate the uniqueness of his production. Rather, it's how often Brees has reached numbers that other greats either never do or rarely do. For example, while he has passed the aforementioned 5,000-yard-barrier five times, no other player has managed that total more than once. He has completed over 70 percent of his passes four times, and no other player has surpassed that number more than one time.


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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
Summary: Brees is good at football.


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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
I Agree with this


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MusclesofBrussels
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
Any list with Brady at the top is mind numbingly stupid and needs to be immediately discarded
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
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Just as my neighbor Elmer could cure all manner of ills with a bit of duct tape, think of all the Saints' deficiencies Brees has masked over the years. Now that New Orleans has a squad, and head coach Sean Payton can call on the run game for more than just a dash of paprika, Brees missed throwing for 4,000 yards last season for the first time since 2005.

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L S Usetheforce
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
Brady is the best qb of all time. Accept it


SammyTiger
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
The problem with Brady is that he’s actually a top end QB who gets that last bump because the Patriots are a machine

He wasn’t even good in the last Superbowl


whichyalnoaboutseven
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
Another super bowl would put him top 3. Unfortunately he’s running out of time


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saintsfan1977
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
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He wasn’t even good in the last Superbowl
He wasn't very good in most of his playoff games. His defense bailed him out despite his horrible play.

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2001 Divisional vs Raiders: 

32/52, 312 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 70 rating 

Puts up only 16 points, gets bailed out by the Tuck Rule & Patriots win the game 16-13


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2006 Divisional vs Chargers: 

27/51, 280 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT, 57.6 rating 

Awful performance but THE PATS STILL WIN. Defense forces 4 turnovers, & even after Brady throws a (likely) game-losing INT, THE CHARGERS FUMBLE THE BALL BACK TO THE PATS ON THE SAME PLAY.


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2004 AFCCG vs Steelers: 

14/21, 207 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 130.5 rating 

Brady puts up fine numbers, but he barely cracks 200 yards and his team STILL puts up 41 POINTS (Patriots win 41-27) 

Again his defense is the difference, as it forces 4 turnovers (one being a pick-six).


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2003 Divisional vs Titans: 

21/41 (51%), 201 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 73.3 rating 

Has a below-average game & puts up only 17 points, but defense bails him out and Patriots win 17-14


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2003 Super Bowl vs Panthers (SB 38): 

32/48, 354 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 100.5 rating 

Brady played really well, but with the game tied with 1:08 left, THE PANTHERS KICK THE BALL OUT OF BOUNDS & GIVE THE PATS THE BALL AT THE 40 

This leads to the game-winning FG.


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2003 AFCCG vs Colts: 

22/37 (59%), 237 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 76.1 rating 

Once again, he has a below-average game and doesn't do anything special, but his defense forces 5 TURNOVERS and also gets a safety as the Patriots win 24-14. Bailed out again.


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2001 Super Bowl vs Rams (SB 36): 

16/27, 145 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 86.2 rating 

Brady's offense scores only 13 POINTS, but his defense forces 3 turnovers (one being a pick-six) and the Patriots win the Super Bowl. 

Somehow, Brady won Super Bowl MVP with this performance.


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Tom Brady's 2001 Super Bowl run: 

• 3 games 
• 191 yards per game 
• 1 TD 
• 1 INT 
• 77.2 rating 
• Leads Patriots offense to a TOTAL of 29 points (9.7 points per game) 
• Doesn't even play in the second half of the AFCCG, backup wins game


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At this point in Brady's postseason career (9 games, 3 Super Bowls): 

Brady: 11 TD, only 217 yards per game 

Patriots defense: 25 forced turnovers, only 17 points allowed per game 

He got carried to his first 3 super bowls.


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2007 AFCCG vs Chargers: 

22/33, 209 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT, 66.4 rating 

Another awful performance but guess what... THE PATRIOTS WIN AGAIN. Defense allows only 12 points and carries Brady back to another Super Bowl.


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2011 AFCCG vs Ravens: 

Brady: 
22/36, 239 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT, 57.5 rating 

Flacco: 
22/36, 306 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 95.4 rating 

Flacco easily outplays Brady, but GUESS WHO GETS THE WIN. Lee Evans drops a game-winning TD and then Cundiff misses the game-tying FG. Brady gets lucky.


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2013 Divisional vs Colts: 

13/25, 198 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 78.4 rating 

Patriots win 43-22 

No, thats not a typo... TOM BRADY ONLY COMPLETED 13 PASSES, THREW FOR LESS THAN 200 YARDS, DIDNT THROW A SINGLE TD, AND HIS TEAM STILL PUT UP 43 POINTS. UNREAL


Big D of the LC
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
Thank you!!!I was just thinking this...he is #1 and his only claim to it is by his TEAM winning most of those Superbowls....


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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
I’m still fine with Brady being no.1 but he gets too much credit. Belichick deserves more credit then he gets. If/when Brees, Rodgers, Manning, Favre, etc. played like that with their defenses they would have surely lost.


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partywiththelombardi
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
Drew Brees in playoff losses

27/49 354 2TDs/1INT @Chicago
Leading rusher Reggie Bush 19 yards

39/60 404 2TDs @ Seattle

40/63 462 4TDs/2INT @ 49ers

24/43 309 1TD @ Seattle

25/40 292 3TD/2INT @ Minny

Im not posting LAR stats for obvious reasons.

Even Drews mediocre performances in losses are better than Toms wins listed.

Drew has just had some real crappy luck in most of these...Beastquake, Vernon, Minny Miracle, etc

All games he played more than well enough to get Ws


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sumbodyorsum1
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
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Brady is the best qb of all time. Accept it


No he’s not.

Think about the last 20 years of quarterbacks in the AFC east. Tell me who the best is besides Brady.. I’ll wait? I can maybe think of Chad Pennington.. like seriously?? Who is there that’s been consistently great?

The Patriots walk into the playoffs every year because of this. He’s won a ton of Super Bowls because of sheer numbers. Just like he’s lost a ton. If you put Brees on those same teams in those same conditions he wins every bit as many, if not more.

If you put Brady on New Orleans I’m not sure if he wins more than 1 ship here, if that.

Brady is good no doubt, but I honestly believe Brees is better. I remember New Orleans making the Patriots bench Brady. I don’t ever recall the Patriots making Brees benched.


Unknown_Poster
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
Brady is not better than Joe Montana. Stats have been drastically inflated over the last decade or so and Brady didn't face anywhere near the competition that Montana did in the 80's.


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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
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while he has passed the aforementioned 5,000-yard-barrier five times, no other player has managed that total more than once. He has completed over 70 percent of his passes four times, and no other player has surpassed that number more than one time.


When you consider that he has done both of these you could make the argument that his is the best ever. Not saying he is, but you could argue it.


JustinT37
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
We didn’t have a Coach 1 year and we had the worst defense ever another year. Plus we could never find a good DC since Gooddell gutted Williams and our Coaching staff. Those were frustrating years....


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USMEagles
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
I'm confused... was there a different Russell Wilson that played in the 1930s or something?
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TechDawg2007
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
Another SB win and Brees will jump Otto, Unitas, and Manning
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Blind Zebras
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
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The problem with Brady is that he’s actually a top end QB who gets that last bump because the Patriots are a machine


Yeah he has nothing to do with the machine. I’m a die hard Who Dat but wtf is going on in this thread. Brady is best ever. He’s doing this with white receivers and generally no other stars. No debate at this point.


Snakebucket
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re: Drew Brees #6 QB All-Time - NFL.com
“Dash of paprika”

Obviously has no knowledge of Crescent City Cuisine!


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