If you don’t think Drew Brees belongs on this list, then you might need to get yourself checked out. The veteran superstar came under fire in the offseason, with many allegations that Brees had lost his arm strength and was simply ‘washed up’. Brees was also the subject of many trade rumors, many of them paired to the New York Jets.
Brees happily silenced his critics by leading the NFL in passing yardage, finishing just shy of 5,000 yards. It was the 10th straight season that Brees eclipsed 4,000 yards passing (4,870), and had 32 touchdown passes. Brees also completed 68.3 percent of his passes. In addition to the stellar passing numbers, Brees threw 11 interceptions, which his lowest amount since the 2009 season.
All of this came despite missing only one game with serious injuries to his shoulder and plantar fascia. His numbers failed to see a decline, and Brees ended as one of the more accurate deep passers of the season.
Brees’ game against the New York Giants was arguably the best of his career, where he tossed for 7 touchdown passes and 505 yards in a 52-49 last second victory.
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