There have been two quarterbacks head and shoulders above the rest in 2011.
They are New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers. These two quarterbacks are currently battling it out for the NFL's Most Valuable Player award and also trying to lead their respective teams to another Super Bowl title.
There are many different keys to a quarterbacks' play, and these two have mastered just about all of them. These two quarterbacks are redefining how the position of quarterback should be played.
Despite the great performances from mobile quarterbacks like Cam Newton and Tim Tebow, Rodgers and Brees are showing why a team still needs a true pocket passer to succeed in the NFL. Each of these quarterbacks have the ability to take a team all the way to the championship.
The many different tools that a quarterback uses, and how well he uses them, normally defines how well a player can perform. There are many different aspects to a quarterback's play, and it all depends on the team's system and the talent around the quarterback.
When comparing Brees and Rodgers, we can look in the same areas because they are in such similar situations. Both players have a great offense surrounding them, loaded with talented players. '
They also play with defenses that struggle at times, but can step up when needed and special teams that do more than enough to secure victories. These two quarterbacks are oddly similar in most areas.
Let's take a look at each part of a quarterback's game, and compare Brees and Rodgers.