New Orleans Saints: Ranking the quarterbacks in the NFC South
Drew Brees has been magnificent in the last two seasons. Brees hasn’t been underrated among the NFL quarterback rankings. He’s been underrated as potentially the best quarterback in the NFL.
Guess when Brees had his best QBR rating in a single season? Maybe 2009, 2011, or 2006? None of the above. In 2019, Drew posted his highest QBR with a rating of 116.3. When was his second-best QBR in a single season? Well, that would be 2018.
Yes, Drew Brees doesn’t have the same arm strength that he did five years ago. He also doesn’t have the same escape mobility and body strength to take hits, which was seen in the divisional game last year where he got sacked all night.
However, Brees is very efficient and more than a game manager late in his career. Outside of posting a ridiculous completion percentage of 74.4% in 2018 and 74.3% in 2019, Drew has been on fire for the Saints offense.
Brees shredded apart the 49ers number 1 ranked defense last season, as he threw for “5” touchdowns. Brees doesn’t have to throw the ball 50 yards down the field. Throwing the football 25 yards accurately to Michael Thomas, Jared Cook, and new Saint Emmanuel Sanders is plenty dangerous for opposing defenses.
How captivating and defying would it be for the future Hall of Famer to win his first MVP award this season and win another Super Bowl, when he will be 42 next February.
It would be awesome and deserving for the quarterback who holds the career touchdown record, career yard record, and somebody who has thrown over 5,000 yards five times.