Is quarterback Drew Brees the G.O.A.T?

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 10, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Now that Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has broken the record for most passing yards in NFL history, and will keep adding to it, is he the best QB to ever play the game.  Is he the Greatest of All Time (GOAT)?

We asked listeners to the Early Edition of WWL First News.

Many did say Brees is the best ever! Others said Tom Brady and his five Super Bowl rings make the Patriots QB better.  Some said Peyton Manning with his two championships (and four Super Bowl appearances) make him better.  There were votes for others too.

By the way, Drew Brees has never lost a Super Bowl... he won the only appearance the Saints ever had in the championship game.

As we shared some of the texts to 870870 on the air, some of Brees' supporters defended him against those who said others were better for various reasons.

Here are some of the messages we got between 5:00am and 6:00am:

  • #9 Greatest QB, better man!!
  • He needs another ring and I want one but SB rings are about the whole team, not just one man. Is the team can keep this going, he'll get that next ring. #GOAT!
  • Yes Drew is the all around greatest person/nfl qb ever.
  • Of course he is the GOAT. He holds most of records. He is consistent and a class act
  • Goat should not be measured by SB wins Eli has 2 Brees has 1 Marino and Kelly have 0
  • Drew Brees is 5'10" at best! Not sure why they exaggerate about his size, but they do. And he is very fit, but again, not even 190 lbs. When you consider these things you realize that he truly is super-human on the football field. And if he isnt the greatest of all time yet, he will be when he retires in 5 years. John in Gentilly
  • Drew Brees is the best
  • Brady is better
  • Drew Brees = G.O.A.T.!!!!
  • Goat should not be measured by SB wins 
  • Bree's is, without any doubt, the GOAT!!! Brady is great too, but Super Bowl rings are a TEAM achievement!
  • Hey Dave good morning listen to the show you got to hand it to Peyton he's got a great sense of humor both of them did it the right way great guys great role models for kids don't have many of those left today in the NFL
  • Goat should not be measured by SB wins Eli has 2 Brees has 1 Marino and Elway have 0
  • Otto Graham went to 10 straight championships.
  • NFL rule changes render any discussion of the greatest QB of all time moot, especially when statistics are the primary measure. The game has changed too much.
  • Peyton Manning is 2 for 4 in Super Bowls. 1 for 2 with the Colts 1 for 2 with the Broncos Brees has had to carry a bad defense year in and year out which is in part why he has so many yards. He has to throw 300 or 400 plus yards a game just to have a chance
  • Brees turned a team that was a punching bag into a NFC southpaw with a knockout punch when he came here. Congrats No. 9
  • Of course Drew Brees is the GOAT! He came from nothing and grinded his way to the top the of the leaderboards. Despite the doubt and skepticism. Sean Payton and all of us Who Dats believed and look where he is now! It just sucks we have to wait two weeks for more Saints football...
  • WOO! HOO! LOVE DEM SAINTS! Drew Brees is an awesome talent, a team leader, humble and a really nice guy! HE IS THE GREATEST QUARTERBACK EVER! WE ARE BLESSED!
  • Drew should be measured as an individual only. Super Bowl wins are a team thing.
  • Brees is 2 with Montana being 1. Before its done he should overtake Montana with ease
  • Drew is really a class act, I wouldn't say he's the greatest because we live in a time where you are measured by how many championships you win, he's in that number tho
  • On paper absolutely he will go down as the best. But it will always be clouded buy some guy in Boston...... Championship wise
  • I love Drew Brees I' would notask for another quarterback he's a great player and a great man but five Super Bowl's versus one makes Brady a better quarterback no matter how many yards or touchdowns I'm sure everybody would gree they would prefer five Super Bowl' Than the yardage and touchdown record however I'm all about Drew
  • Drew Brees and Peyton Manning. Two of the classiest guys to ever play the game of football.
  • Any records that are broken Shattered by Drew Brees is phenomenal. But the most touching heartwarming part of that entire victory was the message that he gave to his children. Outstanding phenomenal dad. New Orleans loves him and braces him just as much as he loves and Embraces his children. Angela schockley Slidell Louisiana proud Who Dat fan
  • He needs an MVP. He's the best to us but might not be in the rest. An MVP title gives him that.
  • Favre: Born and raised in Southern Mississippi right outside of NOLA. Manning: Born and raised in NOLA. Brees: Is NOLA.

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