Behind Enemy Lines: One-On-One With Who Dat Dish
Drew Brees is currently near the top in the NFL in passing yards. What do you think makes him such a special quarterback?
Brees does so many things well. He’s a consummate leader and is, somehow, playing his best football at 37. Work ethic is obviously a major factor there.
And one thing that’s always stood out is his pocket presence, how well he makes up for his size with his footwork. But I’d say there are probably two things that separate him from the average QB.
First, his accuracy. He’s always been an accurate quarterback, but it really does seem like he’s reached a new level of precision. He doesn’t have the arm strength of, say, Aaron Rodgers, but with his pocket presence, he doesn’t need it.
Second, he reads defenses patiently. This is probably his most important trait. He understands where to go with the ball, and always knows to exploit a mismatch.
He doesn’t make many mistakes, which is exactly what you need from your quarterback.