Davis: Brees "Arguably The Best QB To Ever Play The Game"

Sound crazy? Well, it shouldn't – and here's why

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
February 13, 2020 - 7:37 am
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It remains to be seen whether Drew Brees will play for the Saints in 2020, but his decision will have an enormous impact for not only New Orleans, but also the entire NFL.

“You’re talking about one of – if not arguably – the best quarterback to ever play the game,” Saints All-Pro linebacker Demario Davis said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “He has literally every passing record that you can own – career, season – from a numbers standpoint, but also from an efficiency standpoint. So when you think about that, it just tells you the level of accomplishment that he’s achieved for himself inside this game. It’s a level of mastery that isn’t easily accomplished. If it was, a lot more people would have done in the game what he’s done.”

Brees, 41, ranks first all-time in completion percentage (67.6 percent), passing yards (76,416), and passing touchdowns (547). He’s led the NFL in passing yards seven times and has five 5,000-yard seasons on his resume.

“He’s such a forward-thinking person and what you would call a visionary of sorts,” Davis said. “He has such a photographic memory that he can play games many times before they ever take place. He’s almost thought of every scenario that can happen inside of a game before they happen. That allows him to be two or three steps ahead of his opponent, and that’s what makes him dynamic. I think that skillset that he’s blessed with – and the fact that he’s a relentless, hard-working perfectionist of sorts – I think when you match that talent with that work ethic, it just creates the results that you have in Drew Brees.”

Davis, 31, also discussed his new book, “The Unsuccessful Champion: Finding True Victory in the Midst of Adversity,” which chronicles his journey from poverty, drugs, and jail to becoming one of the best players in the NFL.

“I thought, ‘I think my story can help a lot of people, so why not?’” Davis said. “So we went for it and now it’s here, which is amazing.”