The Case for Brees
At this point, Brees has secured his spot in NFL history with the multitude of records that he is constantly breaking. As of last season, Brees is now the titleholder for the most touchdown passes in a career, passing yards in a career, and completions in a career.
While these numbers are impressive, the thing that truly separates Brees from the rest is his ability to make do with average receivers and involving everyone in the offense.
While Brees has made the most of unique weapons like Marques Colston, Jimmy Graham and recently Michael Thomas, most of his receiving core over the previous decade has found success thanks to him. Brees is arguably the most accurate passer in the game.
While it is true that he does have more interceptions than Rodgers over the last decade, his completion percentage of 69.5 is far greater than Rodgers’ 64.7. Brees is the centerpiece of the Saints offense, and he has made those around him better with his level of play.
The proof of Brees’ value lies in the accolades that he’s accrued over the past decade. While he may have not won the hallowed MVP trophy during his career, he has led the pack in an assortment of categories each season.
Brees has been the NFL touchdown leader twice this decade, compared to Rodgers only doing so once. He has also led the league in passing yards five times, something that Rodgers has never accomplished.
Because of these reasons, Brees has also ebbed out Rodgers in terms of pro bowl appearances throughout the 2010s. While Rodgers has made an impressive amount with seven, Brees has only missed the Pro Bowl once this entire decade.
Brees is definitely a historical great quarterback, and he has etched his name into the books with his record-breaking performances. While he is being undersold because he has only won one Super Bowl over a decade ago and has yet to win an MVP himself, his greatness is undeniable.
His ability to constantly generate offense with any receivers, make accurate passes like no other and consistently perform in the clutch makes Brees an easy choice for the All-Decade team.