The NFL released a video ranking the Super Bowl MVP performances. For the New Orleans Saints, fans should feel disrespected for where a Saints legend appeared.
Shortly after Super Bowl LVII, an NFL affiliated YouTube channel "NFL Throwback" (everyone should check it out sometime because it is an absolute goldmine ESPECIALLY if you're a history loser like this writer) put out a video ranking all 57 Super Bowl MVP performances. One would assume that New Orleans Saints legend Drew Brees' performance in Super Bowl XLIV would rank pretty high on the list. Well Saints fans, think again.
The video ranked Brees' Super Bowl XLIV MVP game as the 28th best in Super Bowl history, so pretty much as smack-dab in the middle you can be for an odd number. Granted, there have been a plethora of legendary Super Bowl performances, MVP or otherwise, to choose from, especially when it comes to the quarterback position.
That all being said, there are a few things we have to get off of our chests here on behalf of Saint fans.
For starters, the very next entry that checked in at number 27th on the list, one ahead of Brees, was Desmond Howard. The only kick returner/special teamer in general to be named Super Bowl MVP. That seems like just a tad much. The fact that Super Bowl XXXI was played in the Superdome just adds a little extra salt to the wound.
The other big thing to consider is that Brees went 32 for 39 for 288 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. That is the most completions ever for a quarterback with no interceptions in Super Bowl history. It may not be Phil Simms' 22-25 performance in Super Bowl XXI (ranked third on the list) but like, it's at the very least in the ballpark right?
At the end of the day, this really doesn't mean much of anything except extra fodder for water cooler talk. However, New Orleans Saints fans would be justified in feeling just a tad bit slighted. Oh well, we got bigger fish to fry anyway.