Saturday, August 17, 2013

QB No. 4: Drew Brees

My number four quarterback entering the 2013 season is Drew Brees. Since arriving in New Orleans, all Brees has done is led the Saints to their first ever Super Bowl title, thrown for 5,000 yards in a season three times, and broken Dan Marino's single-season passing record. His revival with the Saints established him among the game's elite quarterbacks.Brees orchestrates one of the highest-octane, most efficient offense we've seen in pro football. He squashed the notion that little guys can't be quarterbacks at a high level. Standing at just six feet tall, Brees is still one of the most, and in my opinion the most, accurate quarterbacks in the NFL today. He's had four seasons of 67% completion rate or more since arriving in New Orleans, and holds a career rate of 65%. In that Super Bowl run back in 2009 Brees proved he could come up clutch in the biggest games, and threw 8 TD to 0 INT, while completing 70% of his passes, during their 3-game run. In the Super Bowl, he out-shined Peyton Manning, and completed 32 of 39 passes for a whopping 82% completion rating.In the years since the Super Bowl, Brees has had to try and overcome the Saints defense, which has routinely been putrid. He's had tremendous statistical years, including the 5,476 yard, 46 TD 2011 season, but only one playoff win since that Super Bowl season. Perhaps it is because of the leaky defense, but it seems like Brees is taking more chances in the last few years, which has led to a staggering increase in his interception totals. He's totaled 55 INT the last three seasons! But again, I put much of that on him having to do so much for a mediocre football team.There's no question that this guy is elite, but he's still not better than the top 3.Projections: 4,700 yards, 41 TD, 15 INT

QB No. 4: Drew Brees Images

QB Drew Brees Gallery
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New Orleans Saints Drew Brees No.9 QB Black Short Sleeve Jersey
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Lounging Pass: NFL Top 200 for 2012: #25-1
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