7. Drew Brees, Saints
- 2014: 97 QB Rating, 4,952 Yards, 33 TD, 17 INT
There’s no mistaking the fact that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has lost a little on that fastball of his.
This is why the marriage between Sean Payton and Brees has been so beautiful.
Payton knows Brees’s strengths and weaknesses inside and out, and tailor-makes the offense around that right arm. This is also why the organization smartly traded away Jimmy Graham for center Max Unger. Brees loves to step up in the pocket and Unger will provide Brees that luxury.
It’s his resume that still has Brees at No. 7 heading into 2015. While his 2014 season of 4,952 yards (lead NFL) and 33 touchdowns was still very impressive, many have been a little down on the veteran due to his careless nature with the ball.
Oftentimes he throws the ball up for grabs. He’d rather do that than take a sack for some strange reason.
Nevertheless, this borderline Pro Football Hall of Famer is still a stud.