It’s a simple yet complex question: Would you take Tom Brady or Drew Brees at quarterback to win one game?
Brees has traditionally been thought of as the third wheel on the NFL quarterback hierarchy behind Brady and Peyton Manning. But Brees’ resume more than stands on its own: A Super Bowl MVP; 43 consecutive games with a touchdown pass; six straight 4,000-yard seasons; and the NFL all-time single-season passing record.
Brady, of course, is Brady. But one of his former teammates — current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans — would choose Brees in a one-game scenario over the three-time Super Bowl champion.
“It’s just my viewpoint, but the chip on Brees’ shoulder is larger than the chip on Brady’s shoulder,” Evans said on “Around the League” Wednesday. “Brady was passed up in the draft, we all know (that). Brees, an earlier draft pick, was booted out of San Diego. Sean Payton was the only guy who wanted this particular football player, the same one who is lighting up the skies.
“When you compare all of the different things — you can talk about humility, work ethic, character — these guys are equal across the board. But ultimately, what it takes to win one game, if there is an even playing field for both, that’s my answer.”
Haters, feel free to unload on Evans. But taking personal biases out of the equation, Brees has made this a legitimate question.
So leave your comment below: Who would you rather have to win one game, Brees or Tom Terrific?