Third Toughest Quarterback to Face – Drew Brees
As much as the Saints fan in me would love to put Drew Brees higher, he isn’t as scary as the other two guys on this list are, so he sits at number three for the season.
Brees used to face the Kansas City Chiefs frequently, as he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001. The former Purdue Boilermaker stayed in San Diego until the end of the 2005 season when the team moved onto Philip Rivers.
This is a guy who can still sling the football for 5,000+ yards. He’s not to be taken lightly.
Brees then took his talents to the Big Easy, where he’s remained ever since. Drew led the Saints to their first ever Super Bowl title in the 2009 season, but since then, the Saints haven’t seen anything past an NFC Divisional Game.
The last time the Chiefs faced Brees was during the 2012 season and Kansas City actually won that game in overtime. New Orleans lost due to a terrible defensive effort though, which is actually why they’ve missed the playoffs the past two seasons. Their defense is just awful.
The Chiefs get Brees and his Who Dat clan at Arrowhead in week seven, which should give them the advantage in this one.
Still though. This is a guy who can still sling the football for 5,000+ yards. He’s not to be taken lightly and if the Chiefs secondary ends up being a problem, Brees can win this game for the Saints on his own.
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