As far as statistics go, there is none better than Drew Brees. It’s far more than just stats go though! Let’s take a look at Drew Brees, the consummate pro, arguably the greatest passer the NFL has ever known. Certainly, he has quite the complement of players in the New Orleans Saints offense to serve as options, but it’s up to him to get the ball where it needs to go. He is the first ever quarterback to throw for 40+ TDs in back-to-back seasons. 5,000 yards has become the norm for him. The utility knife that is his offensive weapons is amazing, but it’s Brees who has to choose the right tool in his arsenal at the proper time! He is so clearly the leader, and few dare question it.
Brees has eclipsed 5,000 yards passing for the second consecutive year, and for the third time in his NFL career. Jimmy Graham opens the field and makes it easy for Drew Brees to find an open man down the middle of the field much of the time. Lance Moore makes the kinds of catches from the slot that make him an indispensable part of the Saints offense. There are not many 5’9″ guys in the NFL, not to mention guys who can make the types of plays that he does. He’s well worth the $2.3 million he’s making this season. Darren Sproles is a great security blanket, and has the ability to make a 3 yard loss turn into a 20 yard gain. Let’s not forget the familiarity that comes from playing with each other in San Diego too. Joe Morgan has just 9 catches thus far this season, but a league-leading 41.2 YPC. Last, but certainly not leasty, Marques Colston has over 1,100 yards for the second straight season. He only has 1 season in his young NFL career without 1,000 yards, and that was in 2008, when he missed 5 games.