Chris Broussard: “I know you have some crazy takes but you are NOT about to sit here on national radio and say that you’d rather have Eli Manning’s career over Drew Brees’”
Rob Parker: “I ABSOLUTELY WOULD.”
Broussard: “Stop it!!!”
Parker: “I know Eli is right at the .500 mark for his regular season record, but for all the touchdowns and all of the yards that Drew Brees has, he still has just the one championship. He wasn’t automatically a difference maker where he could still get you to the playoffs even if you didn’t have a good defense or a good running back. 10 times out of 19 seasons his teams didn’t even make the playoffs. That’s more than half! You play to win the championship and you can’t take that away from Eli. He wasn’t a game manager and it’s not like he rode the coattails of some unbelievable defense either. He took down the 18-0 Patriots who destroyed everybody in their way, who would have been arguably the greatest team ever if they had wne that Super Bowl over the Giants. Eli has won two Super Bowl MVPs and two of his throws (David Tyree, Mario Manningham) will be included as two of the greatest throws of all time.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Rob Parker argue with Chris Broussard over the lasting legacies of two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Drew Brees and Eli Manning.
Brees will surely be a first ballot Hall of Famer and will likely end his career as the all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.
Eli will almost certainly make the Hall of Fame at some point, as a two-time Super Bowl champion who beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in two Super Bowls, and a guy who will finish his career in the top ten in passing yards (7th) and touchdowns (7th).
Check out the video above as Rob tells Chris that he’d rather have the career of Eli over Brees, as Rob details why it’s not just because of Eli’s two Super Bowl MVPs, but the fact that Brees only won one Super Bowl (to this point), and didn’t even make the playoffs in 10 of his 19 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints.