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ESPN Names QB Drew Brees the Best NFC South Player

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 07/20/2012 – 2:04 pm

QB Drew Brees ranks No. 1 in ESPN.com’s “Top 25 Players in the NFC South.”

The Saints earned a division-high eight players in the rankings.

Along with Brees, TE Jimmy Graham (No. 3) RB Darren Sproles (No. 5), G Jahri Evans (No. 7), DB Jabari Greer (No. 10), LB Curtis Lofton (No. 14), S Malcolm Jenkins (No. 20) and WR Marques Colston (No. 25.)

In 2011, Brees completed 468-of-657 passes (71.2%) for an NFL-record 5,476 yards with 46 touchdown passes and a 110.6 passer rating. The 2011 AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year ranked first in the NFL in attempts, completions, passing yardage, third down passer rating (127.4), completion percentage and second in touchdown passes and passer rating.

ESPN.com NFC South Blogger Pat Yasinskas calls Brees the best player in the history of division

To read the full post on Brees, click here.

ESPN’s Top 25 NFC South Players

1. QB Drew Brees – Saints

2. G Carl Nicks – Buccaneers

3. TE Jimmy Graham – Saints

4. QB Cam Newton – Panthers

5. RB Darren Sproles – Saints

6. C Ryan Kalil – Panthers

7. G Jahri Evans – Saints

8. WR Steve Smith – Panthers

9. QB Matt Ryan – Falcons

10. DB Jabari Greer – Saints

11. WR Julio Jones – Falcons

12. DB Brent Grimes – Falcons

13. RB DeAngelo Williams – Panthers

14. LB Curtis Lofton – Saints

15. LB Sean Weatherspoon – Falcons

16. WR Vincent Jackson – Buccaneers

17. RB Jonathan Stewart – Panthers

18. DE Charles Johnson – Panthers

19. WR Roddy White – Falcons

20. S Malcolm Jenkins – Saints

21. LB Jon Beason – Panthers

22. QB Josh Freeman – Buccaneers

23. RB Michael Turner – Falcons

24. DE Adrian Clayborn – Buccaneers

25. WR Marques Colston – Saints


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2 Responses to “ESPN Names QB Drew Brees the Best NFC South Player”

  1. By Jerry on Jul 20, 2012 | Reply

    Drew Brees is number 1 in the NFC South,The Entire NFC,and in the NFL!Drew Brees is the REAL MVP!Drew Brees is the Realest! :)

  2. By egghead on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    Colston should be top ten period.

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