Chris Simms says Drew Brees is the NFL’s 16th-best quarterback
New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees is a top-ten quarterback to most but apparently not to NBC Sports’ Chris Simms.
There’s no denying age has a factor when looking at the top quarterbacks entering the 2020 season. However, Saints’ star Drew Brees is still one of the elite few quarterbacks in the NFL, leading the league in several major categories like all-time touchdowns.
He’s still playing at an extremely high level despite being 41 years old. Last season, Brees threw for 2,979 yards despite playing in just 11 regular-season games. He notched 27 touchdowns and a career-low four interceptions.
Brees was a major force behind the Saints 13-3 record. Although they did have a brutal playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Brees re-signed and will take another shot at claiming his second title for the Big Easy.
That said, most in New Orleans still view he’s a top-five quarterback with some even high enough on him to include him after Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes. After the top two, the pack becomes a bit more opinionated.
There is one thing that should not be left up to opinion, that is, Drew Brees being a top-14 quarterback. In Chris Simms’ latest quarterback releasing which he’s doing slowly on his podcast, he noted Brees as the 15th-best quarterback with Tom Brady slotting in right above him.
For the rankings, we still haven’t seen Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins, Philips Rivers, Kyler Murray, Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz listed. Here’s what the breakdown of 15-36 looks like.
That said, the beauty of rankings is that they don’t actually matter. What matters is the scoreboard. What matters is how dominant a player is for their team and organization. Brees does that, not even losing ten games over the last three seasons.
He’s been everything the franchise has needed to currently boast the division’s longest title streak. That’s why he’s a top-five quarterback to most, and his numbers, which continue to stay consistent, back the claims made by the majority of analysts.