2009: Drew Brees (BEST)
Why He’s Here: It’s tough to pinpoint when Brees had his best season, but his 2009 campaign is definitely right up there. A combination of a 6.6% touchdown rate, 2.1% interception rate, and 70% completion rate definitely stood out until Brees had a late-career resurgence. The fact that he was second-team All-Pro and MVP runner-up to in-prime Peyton Manning also speaks highly of Brees during the 2009 campaign. Of course, the fact that Brees ended the season with a ring on his finger makes it a little easier for 2009 to stand out as his best season and the year when he was the best in the game.
Team Success: Brees led the Saints to a 13-3 record, making them the top seed in the NFC playoffs. After surviving an overtime game in the NFC Championship, Brees and the Saints beat Manning and the Colts by two touchdowns in the Super Bowl.
By the Numbers: Completed 363 of 514 passes (70.6%) for 4,388 yards with 34 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.