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5 Reasons Why Drew Brees Is The NFL’s Best Quarterback

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Drew Brees: 5 Reasons Why He Is The Best QB

Drew Brees
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL for the past few seasons. Furthermore, Brees has the tools and confidence to be in consideration for the best quarterback in the NFL.

Brees has broken countless records throughout his career and has shown that he is a tough player after coming back from a shoulder injury. Brees is the heart and soul of the Saints and when he is running the team the Saints will always have a chance.

Brees commands one of the best offenses in the NFL and it is his leadership and confidence that helps the Saints play at such a high level. When Brees has the ball in his hands he makes things happen and he always good for a touchdown or two. This season Brees set the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 54 games. Brees has been breaking a lot of records since coming to the Saints and it looks like he has plenty of left in the tank for a few more seasons in the NFL.

There are a lot of reasons why Brees is the NFL’s best quarterback and he will go down as one of the all-time greatest. There is no doubt that Brees is hall of fame bound and he is already one of the best players in Saints’ history. With that said let’s take a look at five reasons why Brees is the best quarterback in the NFL.

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5. His Receivers

Drew Brees and Marques Colston
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Brees is the type of quarterback that can make any throw and is deadly accurate. However, behind every great quarterback are great receivers and Brees has one of the best receiving corps in the NFL. Brees has wide receivers Marques Colston, Lance Moore, and Devery Henderson to throw to every game. Furthermore, Brees has arguably the best tight end in the NFL with Jimmy Graham and he is a huge target. Brees has so many weapons to throw to and all of his receivers can catch all of the tough passes that Brees is able to make. The great quarterbacks have a great receiving unit and Brees definitely has some of the best receivers in the NFL.

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4. Deceptive Athleticism

Drew Brees Athletic
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Brees is not the biggest quarterback as he only stands at 6’0” but his height is not what makes him the best quarterback in the NFL. What Brees lacks in his height he makes up for in his speed and athleticism. Brees is one of the most athletic quarterbacks in the NFL because he is able to scramble in or out of the pocket. Furthermore, Brees does have the ability to take off and run. While Brees does not run very often he is still very capable and has shown in the past that he can make some big plays on the run. As seen in the image above Brees is also willing to sacrifice his body for the goal line touchdown.

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3. Passing Ability and Accuracy

Drew Brees Passing
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One of the greatest things about Brees is his ability to make any throw. Brees has a big arm and he can launch the ball down the field whenever he wants to. What makes Brees so impressive is that he is able to throw down the field with great accuracy and he always hits the open man. Furthermore, Brees is deadly in the red zone as the Saints do not often leave the red zone without a touchdown from Brees. Brees has been one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the NFL for the past few seasons and he is able to get major yardage every year because of it. All in all Brees is arguably the best passer in the NFL and that earns him the label of the best quarterback in the NFL.

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2. Intelligence

Drew Brees Intelligence
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Brees is one of the most cerebral quarterbacks in the NFL. At the quarterback position there might not be a smarter player than Brees. Brees is a master of breaking down defenses and exploiting the mismatches the opposing defense gives him. Whether he calls for an audible or burns teams with the play-action Brees always makes the right play and is always a threat. Brees’ intelligence sets him apart from most quarterbacks in the NFL. Given that Brees is one of the smaller quarterbacks in league he relies a lot on his intelligence and it has served him well as he has become the best quarterback in the NFL.

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1. Leadership

Drew Brees Leader
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The one thing that makes Brees the best quarterback in the NFL is his leadership. Brees is the undisputed leader of the Saints and whenever he is behind center the Saints always have a chance. Brees is the heart and soul of the Saints and New Orleans where he brought the city a Super Bowl back in 2009. The team looks for Brees to carry them and during his tenure with the Saints Brees has done a great job. With the exception of this season Brees has always gotten the Saints into the playoffs. Behind his leadership the Saints rallied back from an 0-4 start this season and almost had a shot to make it to the playoffs. Brees accomplished this in the midst of the bounty scandal and without head coach Sean Payton. A lesser player would not be able to do what Brees has done and his leadership is the main reason he is the best quarterback in the NFL.

Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports @aaviles312

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