I Think I Have Figured Out The Reason That Drew Brees Isn't On The List Of Fan's Favorite Quarterbacks
Let me start by saying that I don't give one single fuck how anyone else feels about my team or it's future Hall of Fame starting quarterback. I am blogging this solely out of curiosity. Just trying to get to the bottom of the logistics behind a 'Top 5 Favorite Quarterbacks' list that doesn't feature Drew Brees. The only reasoning that makes sense to me is that there is a very obvious disclaimer missing at the bottom. This survey that remains completely nonsensical could all be cleared up with one simple asterisk. It's a conveniently placed "Drew Brees not included" from being fit for ages 15-35. That's the only explanation, right? That Drew Brees is actually so universally loved that this poll would have been skewed when he took up 90% of first place votes. It wouldn't be right to do that to the rest of the candidates. Back in the day my hockey team traveled to England for a tournament and as the only Americans we were far and way the best team there. Before the championship we heard one of the kids on the other team telling his mom he "won" second place, because that's how unbeatable we were. Much like that, I think Drew Brees absence just atones for his invincibility in terms of likability.
Think about it. What's not to like? Go down the list. He basically possesses the same strengths as all of these quarterbacks without their flaws. He's a winner, but he has never been the centerpiece of a league wide scandal. He's put up ridiculous regular season numbers, but he can still throw the ball further than 10 yards and he's never put his balls on anyone's face without asking first. He's mobile in the pocket, but he actually has a sense of humor that doesn't make you want to die of second hand embarrassment. He's tough as nails, but he's managed to be the only person in the world that hasn't dabbed at least once. He's religious, but not in the that holier than thou, "pray after every pass" sort of way. If you took the best aspects of the five players on this list and used them to create a super quarterback it would resemble a slightly taller, slightly blacker Drew Brees. That's why I have no choice but to believe his exclusion was intentional.