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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The race for the Most Valuable Player award has seemingly morphed into a two-horse race between Peyton Manning and Drew Brees , but when you poll league executives there is another quarterback worthy of inclusion. Philip Rivers has quietly enjoyed ...

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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The race for the Most Valuable Player award has seemingly morphed into a two-horse race between Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, but when you poll league executives there is another quarterback worthy of inclusion.

Philip Rivers has quietly enjoyed a sensational season directing the Chargers' aerial attack, and the scouting community can't stop singing his praises.

"He is a very underrated quarterback in this league," said an AFC personnel director. "Tough, competitive and productive. ... He has shown up when others haven't in big games."

Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race


Hey guys... this is no intention to take any credit away from Drew and/or to say my QB is better than yours. As of now, I think Drew very much deserves MVP but this is a cool article.

It also contains a video where Phillip discusses the days with him and Drew on the same team and gives Drew major props. He felt that the QB situation brought out the best in both players and that they are still friends today.

It also contains a good amount of Saints and Brees footage. So you guys might enjoy it.


It also contains a MVP poll.
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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

If they go on Leadership ..Good Qualities and overall being good person..Brees wins hands down..
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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

Rivers is having a great year, but right now it really has to come down between Manning and Brees. One thing that amazes me about Rivers and the Chargers, is they are taking care of business with a very limited running game. Of course you can say that about the Colts too, but in the Colts case that was pretty much expected...
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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

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If they go on Leadership ..Good Qualities and overall being good person..Brees wins hands down..

They're both great leaders and great QBs. Very different but both are top 3 in the league.

If you saw that video... both have a tremendous amount of respect for each other.
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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

This thread should be moved to the NFL forum.
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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
This thread should be moved to the NFL forum.

Well that's not up to me but as it mentions... "The race for the Most Valuable Player award has seemingly morphed into a two-horse race between Brees and Manning."

If you checked out the video, there is saints and Brees coverage.
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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

Not that this has anything to do with the MVP race but does anyone know what Rivers contract is? What about Drew's when he was with the Bolts?
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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

Originally Posted by P'colaWhoDat View Post
Not that this has anything to do with the MVP race but does anyone know what Rivers contract is? What about Drew's when he was with the Bolts?
Rivers signed a 6 year extension worth 92M during the off season.

Drew's original contract with the Bolts was from 2001 to 2004... then he signed a one year extension into 2005. I can't remember the value, I'll have to research... but I know his one year extension was 8M.

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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

Wow. For that he better be in the MVP race. Thanks for the info. No need for the Bree's numbers. I was just wondering how much the Chargers saved when they let Drew go.
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Re: Chargers' win streak, gaudy numbers push Rivers into MVP race

Originally Posted by P'colaWhoDat View Post
Wow. For that he better be in the MVP race. Thanks for the info. No need for the Bree's numbers. I was just wondering how much the Chargers saved when they let Drew go.

Sure thing. I haven't found the value of Drew's original contract with the Chargers yet but I found something interesting...
After the 2005 season, the Chargers offered Brees a 5-year, $50 million contract that paid $2 million in base salary the first year and the rest heavily based on performance incentives. Brees took the incentive-based offer as a sign of no confidence by the Chargers and promptly demanded the type of money a top 5 "franchise" quarterback would receive.


I know wikipedia isn't the most accurate but I do remember that the Chargers wanted him to return.
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