Sep 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up prior to kickoff against the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Drew Brees tore up the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football with over 400 yards passing and four touchdowns as the Saints moved to 4-0 with a 38-17 victory.
As a result of his outstanding performance, Brees has officially been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week per ESPN’s Mike Triplett:
"New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week after his 413-yard, four-touchdown performance in Monday’s 38-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.That’s no surprise — and it’s nothing new for Brees, who has now won the weekly honor 15 times since joining the Saints in 2006, according to the NFL.Unfortunately, he’ll probably remain stuck in second place in Dan Graziano’s MVP watch later Wednesday on ESPN.com, since Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hasn’t taken his foot off the gas pedal yet."
Brees is clearly the most deserving. It helps he played under the national microscope, but taking down an undefeated team with such an impressive line is a big feat. As Triplett notes, Brees is still likely behind Denver’s Peyton Manning in the MVP race with Manning playing better than anyone in the league.
The good news is Brees has plenty of time to catch up. Stay tuned.
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