Both Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers have been elite quarterbacks, but which one deserves a spot on the 2010s All-Decade roster?
The practice of debating the greatness of one quarterback against another’s is as old as the game itself. Breaking down statistics, accolades and value to their team are all crucial factors to take into account. For Drew Brees, those numbers speak volumes.
However, there are certain debates that seem nearly impossible to settle decidedly because of how similar the careers of the two players are in nearly all aspects. This seems to be the case in the recent debate between Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees.
With the release of the All-Decade Team for the 2010s, this debate was sparked once again because of fan backlash.
While Tom Brady secured the first quarterback spot without any doubt, Rodgers was selected for the backup quarterback for the team. Immediately, fans were quick to share the opinion that Brees was snubbed out of the spot.
Recently, Pro Football Focus also released their own all-decade team.
This time, while Brady’s position remained unchanged, the backup quarterback slot was occupied by Brees rather than Rodgers. Granted, PFF and the NFL don’t make their selections based on the exact same criteria, but both offer valid arguments.
So, who truly deserved the position?
In order to settle the debate, this article will break down the case for each quarterback and highlight their most impressive feats that should garner then the spot beside Brady on the all-decade team.
Season records, awards, and stats will all play into this argument, as well as each player’s value to their team as a whole that can not be based on statistics.