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Playing Quarterback: Choosing Drew Brees over anyone else

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Nov 17, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees (9) on the sidelines in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 17, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees (9) on the sidelines in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Drew Brees
NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 04: Drew Brees /

Despite the New Orleans Saints’ having a bad season, quarterback Drew Brees continues to makes his statement as to why he’s one of the best in the league. He’s is arguably not the best QB in football history, however, there are many reasons as to why he’d be chosen over other QBs in this era.

Mastering the Cards He’s Dealt

For starters, despite tough situations, playing from behind, and loud stadiums housing intense crowds, Brees almost, always finds a way to pull out a win. Topping that, he’s managed to put up a constant 30 to 40 points in multiple games with a defense that’s been playing poorly in two out of the last four seasons. They were 27th overall this season and 29th in 2013.

Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; General view of Super Bowl XLIV championship ring to commemorate the New Orleans Saints 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on February 7, 2010 on display at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sport
Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; General view of Super Bowl XLIV championship ring to commemorate the New Orleans Saints 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on February 7, 2010 on display at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sport /

Brees also holds ownership of a super bowl ring unlike some of the other top QBs residing in the league. He was drafted into the NFL in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers in the second round. His championship ring came in 2010 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Brees is throwing with the best

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24: Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Keith Tandy (37) eyes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) as he passes downfield during the NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 24, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 24: Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Keith Tandy (37) eyes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) as he passes downfield during the NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 24, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Only five QBs have thrown for over 5,000 or more yards in a single season. Brees has done it for five seasons (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016).  He is also sitting in second place on the most wins list for active QBs, right behind Patriots Tom Brady.

Future Hall of Famer

The humble Brees plays with confidence every time he hits the field. He’s determined to please the Saints’ fans, giving his all, whether they win or lose. Brees may not be retiring anytime soon, but when that day comes it’ll be one to remember.  He  will be known for his perseverance, motivation and talent. Brees will go down in history as one of the greatest.

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