Drew Brees and Sean Payton came to the city of New Orleans at one of the team’s lowest points in history, and the two of them proceeded to take the city by storm and raise the Saints to one of the highest points it has ever been at — Super Bowl champions.
Drew Brees came to New Orleans in 2006 after playing five years with the San Diego Chargers, the team he was drafted to. After landing in the “Big Easy,” the quarterback’s life was about to become vastly different than in San Diego.
After retiring at the age of 42, Drew Brees should be considered for a first-ballot Hall of Fame vote, and here is why.
He went on to win his only Super Bowl in New Orleans and lead the team to be a perennial playoff contender. Brees has done a lifetime’s work in 20 years. That leads to the statement that Brees deserves to be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer.
Some notable other players to be selected on their first chance include Deion Sanders, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Eric Dickerson, and Marshall Faulk. Brees is going to be joining an elite group of many more athletes because this is why he deserves to be the first-ballot.