Monday, October 19, 2009

Update: The Washington Post

I was recently asked to be a part of the Washington Post's NFL Discussion Panel which can be viewed on TWP's "The League" front-page.

My first opinion piece for the site can be viewed here.

Today's question is:

Brady, Brees or Peyton Who's Your Quarterback?

Between Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning who would you want under center with one game to win?

Check it out!


  1. Your reasoning in picking Tom Brady is laughable. Your argument is that Tom Brady is the best quarterback because the Patriots win 82% of their games when he plays, versus 71% for Manning, 67% for Roethlisberger, and 54% for Brees. The question is which quarterback, other things being equal, would you rather have under center to win one game. Football is a team sport, so winning percentage of a quarterback is a poor indicator of quarterback quality. To illustrate this, under your reasoning, Kyle Orton would have to be your second choice because his all time winning percentage is 68.42%. I hope that you would not say that Kyle Orton is your third choice before Roethlisberger and Brees. You may well be right that Tom Brady is the best quarterback, but you need to find a better way to back up your choice.

  2. What about Derrick Anderson? Horrible winning percentage...his QB rating this year is awful...people believe he is good.

    If you chose Drew Brees, remember this...the Chargers scouts and organization could wait to get him out of San Diego. People forget that Brees had many horrible years with the Chargers, giving up ridiculous sacks with an Average QB rating of 86.62.

    Brees only had 2 playoff years, while Rivers, who only started 3 full season has 3 playoff years. Brees had a pretty bad playoff game against the Jets as well as an uninspiring NFC Championship performance against the Bears. In the one playoff game he won, his stats were not great. Drew Brees doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same breathe as proven future hall-of-famers Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

  3. Reply to Anonymous:

    The ability to win should be the number one attribute with the question, "Who would you want under center to win one game."

    Good quarterbacks win, bad quarterbacks lose. There's a direct correlation to winning in the NFL with how good your quarterback is.

    Brady, Peyton, and Ben will probably go down as three of the top 5 qbs of all-time. They all are winners and have won when it counts most(Super Bowls). Brees is not even in the discussion right now since he's closer to a .500 quarterback and has never won anything substantial.

    If this question was "Who would you want under center to win a fantasy league"- THEN Drew Brees would be a top choice.

    But in real life- not so least he hasn't proven it yet.