The Stat Line of the Night – 2/7/10 – Drew Brees
This one was a pretty obvious decision. Not that there weren’t other sports on this weekend, but the Super Bowl is the most watched game in America all year. Drew Brees was superb last night, throwing in his hat as one of the greatest quarterbacks of our generation. Statistically he has been brilliant for years, but a lack of exposure with a Saints team that has never won anything kept him from rising to the top of the public consciousness as a premiere NFL quarterback. Until now.
Brees seemed rattled early, but quickly regained his composure to lead his Saints to their first ever Super Bowl victory. He went 32/39 for 288 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. After the 4th quarter it felt like he didn’t make a single mistake. The two big turning points in the game were the onside kick to start the half by the Saints, and Manning’s pick in the 4th quarter that went back for a touchdown. Although Brees had nothing to do with those, his excellence is what kept them in the game and allowed them to be in position to win.
Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in football and now he has a ring on his finger to prove it. A Super Bowl MVP is more than enough to earn him “The Stat Line of the Night”.