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10 Greatest Quarterback Seasons in NFL History

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Drew Brees made the list twice! ************************************************** ******* The word "great" is thrown around the sports arena entirely too liberally. Too many coaches, players, games or teams are considered great. Instead, the word should be reserved for the truly remarkable. ...

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:40 AM   #1
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10 Greatest Quarterback Seasons in NFL History

Drew Brees made the list twice!

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The word "great" is thrown around the sports arena entirely too liberally. Too many coaches, players, games or teams are considered great. Instead, the word should be reserved for the truly remarkable. Therefore, defining greatness becomes the key, and since there are infinite ways to describe the best, beauty lies solely in the eye of the beholder. Any of the memorable season's produced by the quarterbacks listed below could make a legitimate case to be No. 1.

Heart, toughness, statistical production, winning championships, clutch performances, leadership and overall physical ability are just a few of the ways to quantify greatness. It is using a combination of all these factors — NFL records, team records, wins and losses, championships and personal awards — that Athlon ranks the greatest complete NFL seasons a quarterback has ever had—from Week 1 through Super Sunday.

6. Drew Brees, New Orleans, 2009
One could argue Brees' 2011 season was better, but I am guessing if you ask him which year was better, he would take 2009 everyday and twice on Sunday. He led the NFL in completion rate (70.6 percent), breaking the aforementioned Anderson's NFL single-season record. He also topped the charts in touchdown passes (34) and QB rating (109.6) en route to a 13-3 final record. He finished with 4,388 yards and only 11 interceptions. He then capped the magical New Orleans resurrection with 732 yards passing, eight touchdowns and no interceptions in three playoff wins. His performance in the Super Bowl XLIV win over the Colts and Peyton Manning gave the Saints franchise their first championship. Brees completed 82.1 percent of his passes and claimed the game's MVP honors.

7. Drew Brees, New Orleans, 2011
It is hard to argue that from a statistical perspective, no quarterback has ever had a better regular season than Brees last fall. He set NFL records for completions (468), passing yards (5,476) and completion rate (71.2 percent) while leading the Saints to a 13-3 record. He then proceeded to throw for 928 yards and seven touchdowns in two playoff games. His defense let him down in the postseason and he contributed two of the team's costly five turnovers in the loss to the 49ers.


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Old 02-11-2013, 06:30 AM   #2
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6thand 7th .. BS!
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The guy's justification for Young's being best is not what he did in 94 but what he did in 95.

Garbage in-garbage out.

And how do you have the best statistical season in the history of the NFL in all aspects and not make the top 5? Short bus?
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The guy's justification for Young's being best is not what he did in 94 but what he did in 95.

Garbage in-garbage out.

And how do you have the best statistical season in the history of the NFL in all aspects and not make the top 5? Short bus?
Everyone looks bigger coming off the short bus.
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Steve Young? Are you kidding me?
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Brees deserves to be on there twice. But both should be in the top 5 and Steve Young is a joke.
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Year Saints were created 1967, Brees 6 th 7th, yep he belongs here.
Only PM made the list 2x, and Brees beat him out, sweet.
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Steve Young? Are you kidding me?
Another one I can't stand Steve Young.
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They never want to give us credit you guys act like your surprised
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I'd say thats about right. If Brees 2011 season would have gone further in the playoffs it would have been ranked higher. He was great but the D stunk, unfortunately its a team sport so...
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