Does New Orleans Saints’ future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees get a free pass on criticism based on his play and accomplishments?
The gold standard for the quarterback and head coach duo is the New England Patriots Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees and Sean Payton get a lot of comparison to those two.
It is not fair to stack them up against the gold standard, but are they as good as they get credit for? Drew Brees joined Sean Payton on the New Orleans Saints in 2006. Since then, they have been to nine playoffs in fourteen seasons.
That’s a great percentage, right?
Of course, however, they have only appeared in one Super Bowl and they won that year in 2009. One Super Bowl appearance out of fourteen seasons is not as great of a percentage for a team that’s boasted some of the best rosters in franchise history.
Neither is one Super Bowl in nine playoff appearances. Drew Brees has a plethora of accomplishments on his personal record. However, in terms of what he’s won with the New Orleans Saints, the list is a little shorter.
Does Drew Brees get an unnecessary pass on criticism because of who he is? There are some that say he does.
Drew Brees didn’t finish in the top ten in passing yards; he finished 6th in passing touchdowns. At 40 years old those are great numbers. Drew Brees might have been past his prime, but another Super Bowl is not out of his grasp.
Drew Brees deserves some of the criticism he gets, he doesn’t stack up to Tom Brady, but Brees is still a Hall-of-Fame quarterback and should be treated as one. Sean Payton and Drew Brees have been a dynamic duo, though playoff wins don’t speak of the capability of the two of them.
Drew Brees will most likely be back in the playoffs next year and will hopefully avenge the terrible loss to the Minnesota Vikings in this year’s Wild Card. Then, hopefully, people will give Drew Brees the respect he deserves.