It's Super Bowl week and that means New Orleans Saints fan favorites from the past and present are speaking to the media in the lead-up to the big game. In an interview with FanSided's Stacking the Box podcast at Radio Row, former Saints quarterback Drew Brees talked about his thoughts on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.
Purdy, of course, won the FedEx Air Player of the Year for his 2023 campaign and Brees discussed how he had won the award four times and had those trophies in his office. Malcom Harris-Gowdie asked Brees if he saw similarities between himself and Purdy.
"You know, I saw a video recently where [Purdy] was talking about modeling his game after me, which is obviously very flattering. I think obviously being undersized guys, being a bit of an underdog, you know, chip on his shoulder, but you just have to play the game a little bit different. There's a premium on finding throwing lanes because we're not 6'5", right? We're not seeing over the line. We got to create our own lanes at times."
Brees changed the game for "shorter" quarterbacks, as he was 6'0", which is considered short for quarterbacks. Purdy is 6'1", narrowly edging out Brees.
Drew Brees says he and Brock Purdy have to play the game differently.
Another question Brees was asked was which NFL receivers he wishes he could have thrown to. He looked at the championship games for his answer and mentioned Deebo Samuel citing that he was a unique talent. Amon-Ra St. Brown got a shoutout for his competitiveness and being able to work the middle of the field. He also gave Chiefs wideout Rashee Rice some props, noting that he's had a tremendous rookie season.
Sterling Holmes asked Brees if he thinks he could still have something to offer to a team in a Super Bowl having been in that spot before. Brees said he thinks about what day it is and what he'd be doing to prepare for the game.
Next year's Super Bowl is, of course, in New Orleans and when asked about that Brees said "New Orleans knows how to throw a party". He also said "Let's just try to get the Saints in that thing" which would be a dream come true for Who Dat Nation.
Drew Brees spoke on behalf of FedEx.