The NFC South may be the best division in the NFL, but they, led by the Saints, were recently dubbed the top division for starting quarterbacks.
While there was stiff competition, the New Orleans Saints-led NFC South was crowned the best division for starting quarterbacks. The division saw two new starting quarterbacks enter and two quarterbacks transition within the division this offseason.
That said, according to CBS Sports’ Sean Wagner-McGough, the NFC South is the best division for starting quarterbacks. He ranked them first over Lamar Jackson’s AFC North, a division also containing Big Ben and Joe Burrow, and Jimmy Garoppolo, Russell Wilson’s NFC West.
With Teddy Bridgewater in Carolina, Tom Brady in Tompa (I mean Tampa) Bay, Matt Ryan in Atlanta, and Drew Brees in New Orleans, the division is loaded with future Hall of Famers potentially coming on three of the four teams.
As for Drew Brees, Wagner-McGough had some nice things to say about the 41-year-old.
"“Brees isn’t slowing down. In his age-40 season, he led the league in completion percentage, and posted career-highs in touchdown percentage and passer rating.”"
He’s not wrong either. Brees has continued dominating the NFL. He’s led the league in completion percentage, as Wagner-McGough noted, but it hasn’t just been for one season. Brees has led the league in the category for now three consecutive years.
He’s continued to turn up the heat and is a major reason the NFC South has the best quarterback play in the league.
However, it’s the consistency after the division, not necessarily the high-end star power. There’s no Russell Wilson or Patrick Mahomes. But there is a few uber-accurate future Hall of Famers that’ll be difficult to defeat on Sundays this coming fall.
The Saints are still the favorite to win the division, but no team will be a pushover like last season. Every team improved, and they’ll have to battle for the rights to the division’s long-reigning streak which is the Saints if they can find a way to make it four in a row.