Having played safety for 14 years with the Packers, Vikings and Saints, Darren Sharper has been a teammate and an opponent of both Drew Brees and Brett Favre. Of the two, Sharper says Brees is the one he’d trust more to win a game.
Asked on SportsCenter today which one he’d rather have on his team with a game on the line, Sharper didn’t hesitate.
“With the game on the line I would have to go with Mr. Drew Brees, because we’ve seen Brett — who I love to death — throw the ball up in the air when anyone can make a play on it, intercept it, at the end of games,” Sharper said. “If you want to come down to a two-minute drill where you need a play for your team to win, you go with one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the NFL, and that’s Drew Brees.”
Favre had plenty of big plays with the game on the line, too. But in the first year of Favre’s retirement, we’re seeing quarterbacks including Brees and Aaron Rodgers playing the position at a level Favre never reached.