Chris Broussard: “Drew Brees is not in my top 10. I’ve got Dan Marino, who never won a Super Bowl ahead of him. He is an all-time great, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but I don’t think he’s on that upper-echelon of quarterbacks. There’s an ‘elite of the elite’ that’s maybe just a handful of guys, and I don’t put Brees there with Brady, Montana, Aaron Rodgers, John Elway, and guys like that.”
Rob Parker: “If you’re honest and not just a prisoner of the moment, and you’re looking at Johnny Unitas and guys like that -- I know people try to discount him, but Bart Starr too, who was a big-time quarterback for the Packers. They don’t have all those numbers because they used to run the football a lot, but they were great quarterbacks. We can’t discount them, they played a different game back then but those guys were stars. Despite the records that he does have, I’m with you, I think I can pick ten other quarterbacks first, and Drew Brees would be in my next ten. I could think of ten guys right now who are better. Dan Marino even without a Super Bowl, I agree, I would take Dan Marino over Drew Brees any day.”
Broussard: “His numbers are out of this world, but I think the reason he’s not viewed as one of those top 10 quarterbacks – I think the way it went for him initially in San Diego sits in the back of people’s minds that he didn’t come in and light the league on fire, was viewed as a bust, and went to a second team. Despite having a lot of great seasons they also had a lot of mediocre seasons and losing seasons under Brees. He had five years that were losing records [in New Orleans] and another 8-8 record.”
Listen to Chris Broussard and Rob Parker explain why they don’t think the now-retired Drew Brees is a top 10 all-time quarterback, as the future Hall of Famer made his exodus from the NFL official on Sunday.
Check out the video above as both Broussard and Parker detail why they put Brees not only behind guys like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Aaron Rodgers, but also Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, and Bart Starr, and for Rob, even behind Ben Roethlisberger, and Eli Manning.