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New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is arguably the best quarterback in NFL history. In his sixteen year NFL career, he has thrown for over 58,000 yards and has recorded 428 touchdowns and 150 interceptions with a completion percentage of 63.6%.
New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees has had an exceptional NFL career himself. Over his fifteen year NFL career, he has thrown for nearly 61,000 yards and has thrown 428 touchdowns and 205 interception along with completing 66.4% of his passes.
Tom Brady and Drew Brees’ stats are much alike, but the one thing that jumps out is the fact that Brees has thrown 55 more interceptions than Brady. Back in 2011, Tom Brady threw for 5,235 yards and Drew Brees threw for 5,476 yards, both numbers which were good enough for each quarterback’s career high in that statistic.
Brady has had only had one 5,000 yard season compared to Brees, who has four, and Brees hasn’t thrown for under 4,388 yards since 2005. So why is Brady considered to be so much better than Brees?
The reason is that Brady has won four Super Bowl rings and Brees has only won one. If Brees wins another ring or two, he would probably be considered one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. At the age of 37, Brees still has a chance to win at least another ring, but the Saints will have a lot of work to do if they want to be atop the NFC South.