Drew Brees’ Pro Bowl snub is rectified

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees should have made it to the Pro Bowl as part of the original roster. He didn’t. He now has.

The team has announced that Brees will replace Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the Pro Bowl. Ryan has a date with a slightly bigger game in Houston one week later.

It will be the 10th trip to the Pro Bowl for Brees and his ninth with the Saints. He generated more than 5,200 passing yards in 2017, the fifth time in his career he has broken that barrier. (There have been only four other 5,000-yard seasons in league history.) Brees also set an NFL record with 471 completions.

Brees has been performing at a high level for so long that his talents often get taken for granted. In a league that doesn’t have nearly enough great quarterbacks, the quarterback who recently turned 38 definitely will be missed when he’s gone.

The other NFC Pro Bowl quarterbacks are Kirk Cousins (who has replaced Aaron Rodgers) and Dak Prescott.

23 responses to “Drew Brees’ Pro Bowl snub is rectified

  1. Say whatever you want but he will have the best stats ever by the time he hangs it up (3rd all time in every major statistical category) and a ring. First Ballot HOF.

    Class act, those who mock his contact negotiations obviously haven’t seen what I’ve seen from the guy over the past 11 seasons.

    WHO DAT

  2. Drew Brees is a walking living legend. His stats are pretty insane, and he’s consistently performing at a high level year after year. I hope he plays for at least another 5 years cause he’s a joy to watch.

  3. Drew is the best of the best. He is often ignored because the SAINTS haven’t been relevant the past couple of years. But he just keeps on rolling up stats and breaking NFL records…..

  4. Brees’s formula – play all games in domes. Throw every play. Take up all the salary cap money so that the team can’t afford any help. Put up great individual stats on mediocre teams. The End.

  5. ahzroc says:
    Jan 23, 2017 7:02 PM
    Drew Brees has led the NFL in Passing yards
    7 of the last 11 seasons

    Saints are 7-9 three years in a row since 2014…hang em up Drew.
    And how about taking care of that weird birthmark/scar on your face, you can afford to address it.

  6. bullseye717 says:
    Jan 23, 2017 6:51 PM
    Career Playoff QB Rating:
    Aaron Rodgers – 99.4
    Tom Brady – 88.7
    Peyton Manning – 87.4
    Brees – 100.7
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    Nice list. May I add:
    Joe Montana – 95.6

    Not a Saints fan but have been watching Brees since his high-school days in Austin. Got to see him win a come-from-behind Alamo Bowl against K.St. when he was at Purdue. Man, that was forever ago and he hasn’t slowed down one bit. Dude’s fun to watch.

  7. bullseye717 says:
    Jan 23, 2017 6:51 PM

    Career Playoff QB Rating:
    Aaron Rodgers – 99.4
    Tom Brady – 88.7
    Peyton Manning – 87.4
    Brees – 100.7
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    Well, not to knock Bress but don’t forget he plays in a dome in a passing-offense. And he has only played 11 playoff games (6-5). Compare that to Brady’s 33 (24-9). And because Brady has gone deeper more regularly (11 CGs and 6 SBs not including the upcoming one), he has faced a much higher proportion of better quality defenses than Brees (2 CGs and 1 SB) or any of the others on your list. And Brady plays far more games outside – if you watch many outdoor winter games you know what a huge difference it makes. But Brees is better than Rodgers (ball-inflation scheme) and will end up with more yards than Peyton (HGH, piped-noise) – and unlike those two he will have done it cleanly. But Saints have relied on him too much for too long to carry the team.

  8. Career Playoff QB Rating:
    Aaron Rodgers – 99.4
    Tom Brady – 88.7
    Peyton Manning – 87.4
    Brees – 100.7

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    Dak Prescott — 103.2 (lost but gotta start somewhere)

  9. He’s a lot like Dan Marino- great passer year after year on a team that has NOTHING but him to rely on. Imagine if he spent his career in NE, Pitt, or someplace like that, with a complete team around him

  10. and…
    He has never had an All-Pro Wide Receiver.
    _____________________________________

    Everyone that knows the Saints is aware that he had a Pro Bowl caliber receiver for many year…Marques Colston. He was snubbed just like Brees has been, but the guy was a stud WR.

  11. streetyson says:
    Jan 23, 2017 8:28 PM
    bullseye717 says:
    Jan 23, 2017 6:51 PM

    Career Playoff QB Rating:
    Aaron Rodgers – 99.4
    Tom Brady – 88.7
    Peyton Manning – 87.4
    Brees – 100.7
    ———————————–
    Well, not to knock Bress but don’t forget he plays in a dome in a passing-offense. And he has only played 11 playoff games (6-5). Compare that to Brady’s 33 (24-9). And because Brady has gone deeper more regularly (11 CGs and 6 SBs not including the upcoming one), he has faced a much higher proportion of better quality defenses than Brees (2 CGs and 1 SB) or any of the others on your list. And Brady plays far more games outside – if you watch many outdoor winter games you know what a huge difference it makes. But Brees is better than Rodgers (ball-inflation scheme) and will end up with more yards than Peyton (HGH, piped-noise) – and unlike those two he will have done it cleanly. But Saints have relied on him too much for too long to carry the team.

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    What does team stats have to do with individual stats?If thats the case then JJ Watt sucks because his team has lost playoff games the couple of times they went. In fact, all the great defensive players whose teams have never been in the playoffs or have lost too much in thr playoffs suck.
    You need to watch the guy play every week instead of just reading NBC Sports or watching ESPN highlights. As an individual player, he could be the best that ever played QB. If you plugged him into a consistent team like the Patriots, Seahawks, Steelers, etc with a good defens, then he becomes the GOAT. The saints lost games by one point, three points, five points – cause the Saints have made poor defensive decisions on stafff, players, and schemes. The only reason. The Saints are in the game is becauae of Brees. And a few millions dollars in Brees pocket is not why the defense cant build. It has been poor defensive decisions and chances taken that didnt work.

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