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Old 06-17-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Drew Brees closing in on Hall of Fame

Drew Brees closing in on Hall of Fame




He already has thrown for 7,000 more yards than Terry Bradshaw, completed one fewer touchdown pass than George Blanda and won one more Super Bowl championship than Jim Kelly and Fran Tarkenton combined.

So they already should be carving Drew Brees from the shoulders up in Canton, Ohio, right? The quarterback of the New Orleans Saints could retire tomorrow and waltz straight to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in five years, correct?

Well, it’s not quite that easy. At least not yet.

Brees has 35,266 career passing yards. He should soar past Kelly in the first game of this season and should end the year somewhere pretty close to Johnny Unitas, who ranks No. 12 all-time with 40,238 passing yards.

If Brees throws 33 touchdown passes this season, the same number he threw last season, he’ll have 268 for his career. That number would put him in the top 10, just behind Joe Montana at 273.

If you’re putting up numbers like Unitas and Montana, shouldn’t you be an automatic Hall of Famer? Yes, if Brees had played in the same era as Unitas or Montana.

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good read thanks. WE all know here he will make it.
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there's no doubt in my mind hes a lock for canton, especially after he gets us another SUPER BOWL!!
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Drew WILL BE IN THE HALL YOU CAN MARK THAT ONE DOWN!!!
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Really?!?!?!? GTHOH ..... you're a genius!
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:23 PM   #6
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there's no doubt in my mind hes a lock for canton, especially after he gets us another SUPER BOWL!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #7
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there's no doubt in my mind hes a lock for canton, especially after he gets us another SUPER BOWL!!
I agree. I don't think you can throw guys out that played 40 years to reach the numbers they're at. I mean wasn't Testa in his 40's and playing? How old is Kerry? To me, they aren't good comparisons.

Another SB and he's an absolute lock, 1rst time eligible.
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I agree. I don't think you can throw guys out that played 40 years to reach the numbers they're at. I mean wasn't Testa in his 40's and playing? How old is Kerry? To me, they aren't good comparisons.

Another SB and he's an absolute lock, 1rst time eligible.
I agree 25. What were Vinny Testeverde's, Drew Bledsoe's and Kerry Collin's numbers at age 32, and how long did they play. Testaverde had 46,233 career passing yards, but he only had 22,075 yards at the age of 32, Brees has 35,266 yards. And Brees only had 221 passing yards his first year in the league. Vinny Testeverde played in the NFL for 21 years. If Brees plays the same amount of time, he still has 11 more years to go. If you're gong to compare, compare apples to apples.
Oh yeah, how many records does Drew Brees own?

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Old 06-19-2011, 11:12 AM   #9
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Brees is the best. He should be in the Hall of Fame regardless.
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He's already in the Hall of Fame. For what he has done, for New Orleans and for what he has for the Saints. Drew is a Hall of Fame person.
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