Nuthin’ But A Brees Thang, Baby

9. Drew Brees– 15 or 20 years from now, we will be talking about this era of quarterbacks and how great it was. From the Peyton Manning days to a few more legendary quarterbacks who you will see featured on this list later. Don’t forget about number nine either who plays in New Orleans for the Saints. Drew Brees makes his return to my list and checks in as his jersey number on my list and my fourth rated quarterback entering the 2019 season.

I’ve been watching him for years and he hasn’t lost a step in his game. He’s been able to succeed in this league because he has spectacular footwork, He’s only six feet tall and most quarterbacks today at 6’2 or taller. I think defenses should be happy he’s not taller because that’d be scary to envision. Drew does an incredible job of making a defense think he’ll throw one way and go to the completely opposite side. He reads the whole field and makes those adjustments at the line prior to the snap. He’s always been so sharp and consistent with his passes. If you’re open, he’s going to get you the football. I remember when Jon Gruden was still coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he claimed later that Drew was the reason why he got fired during a broadcast when he was still an analyst. He also referred to him as the “Peyton Manning of the NFC” stating how smart he was. He can read every coverage you have on the field. This guy is a gamer and always has the Saints in position to win football games. Last year was the best I think he’s ever looked. After losing their opening game to Tampa Bay, the Saints went on a tear winning their next ten games. Drew looked locked in. He finished the 2018 season with 32 touchdown passes, five interceptions and completed 74 percent of his passes. It was a record setting year for the future Hall of Famer. In week five on a Monday night against the Washington Redskins, he surpassed Peyton Manning on the all-time passing yards list with a 62-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith. A few weeks later in Baltimore, he got his first career win against the Ravens and became the third quarterback in league history to defeat all 32 teams. He can still play at a high level because of the offensive line he has protecting him.

When you watch Saints games, he has all day to throw and can move within that pocket when the pressure comes to get rid of the ball. Since he signed with the Saints, he’s led all quarterbacks in touchdown passes, passing yards and 300-yard games. I see a gold jacket upcoming in his future when he decides to call it a career.