You just can’t make this stuff up, folks. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been slapped in the face, yet again.
ESPN First Take, synonymous with outrageous and ridiculous opinions, has done it again. Now, this isn’t Steven A. Smith, as you might expect. However, football analyst Ryan Clark said the unthinkable when he stated that Jameis Winston was a better option than Drew Brees for other NFL teams.
“I am more confident that Jameis Winston can be a better quarterback for a team than Drew Brees,” Clark said.
“That is so disrespectful. I mean, you got to be kidding me,” Smith responded. Smith added, “Drew Brees. Drew Brees is gonna take a backseat to Jameis Winston right now?”
You can view the full ESPN First Take video here, or see the segment below. It’s mildly entertaining, but yet another example of why football just needs to return. This type of outlandish stuff is what drives fans crazy.
Winston’s rookie season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was honestly not horrible, as the former Florida State quarterback threw for 4,042 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. Winston even made it into the Pro Bowl, in case you forgot. However, the team went 6-10 in his first season.
As for Drew Brees, well everyone knows that story. Brees led the league with 4,870 passing yards. He was also 2nd in the NFL with 428 completions, 2nd in accuracy (68.3 percent), 6th in yards per attempt (7.77), 7th in touchdown passes (32), and 6th in passer rating (101.0).
It’s not the only time (and it certainly won’t be the last) of the offseason that Brees and the Saints have been hilariously ridiculed, as we can’t forget Brees’ snubbing the NFL’s Top 100, Brees in decline and no longer a Top 5 quarterback, the whole Sean Payton extension was a joke, and most recently some Madden NFL 17 player ratings.
Ryan Clark, what were you thinking?