5. Drew Brees
The perfectly named Brees makes everything about being a quarterback seem so easy, just like a cool wind sorely needed during the hottest part of the day. Until Brees came along, the Saints were one of those franchises you thought of as having a legacy of cruddy quarterbacks, as New Orleans’ all-time greatest quarterback had been either Archie Manning or Bobby Hebert, slim pickings there.
Brees has set an incredible standard that any future Saints quarterback may find impossible to challenge, let alone achieve, such as 74,437 yards and 520 touchdowns (versus only 233 picks) and counting. Brees has obviously thrived in the offensive system devised by Saints’ coach Sean Payton, and despite not having the same physical tools as many quarterbacks on this list.