3 former Saints who should be in Hall of Fame before Julian Edelman
Saints’ QB Drew Brees should be in the Hall of Fame before Edelman
Arguably the best New Orleans Saint to ever play the game of football hung up his cleats this season. When he retired, not only did the Saints feel the aftermath, but the entire NFL also felt a loss when Brees called it a career.
After being drafted by the Chargers, Brees made his way to Louisiana.
During his time in New Orleans, Brees threw for 65,068 yards and 467 touchdowns. He holds the No. 1 Saints record for both categories. He also adds 12 Pro Bowl selections and one first-team All-Pro selection. He would have gone to twelve straight Pro Bowls if it wasn’t for 2015.
Brees holds the Saints’ record for most passing yards, most passing completions, most passing touchdowns, highest completion percentage, most games played, and highest passer rating among a plethora of season records.
Brees also holds the NFL record for most passes completed (7,142), most passing yards (80,358), and total offensive yards (78,119) among other notable NFL “most games with” and “most seasons with” records.
Obviously with Brees and Edelman retiring in the same offseason, if they are both considered first-ballot Hall of Famers they will be on at the same time. Brees is undoubtedly on the shortlist and should make it before Edelman.