NFL Playoffs 2012: 3 Ways New Orleans Saints' QB Drew Brees Becomes Best in NFL

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NFL Playoffs 2012: 3 Ways New Orleans Saints' QB Drew Brees Becomes Best in NFL
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The New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees is often referred to as a great NFL quarterback.

This is due to his accuracy, leadership and intelligence.

Brees is known as a threat in the passing game, especially in today's NFL where it is all about the high-flying offenses.

However, Brees is rarely mentioned as the NFL's best quarterback.

That title has always gone to either Tom Brady or Peyton Manning in past years, and this year it seems as though Aaron Rodgers is the QB at the top.

Brees has done nothing but win games and put up great numbers since he came to New Orleans in 2006, but he is consistently overlooked when this conversation of "who the best QB is" comes up.

In 2011, Brees may have stated his case for becoming the NFL's best quarterback.

He set the NFL record for passing yards, 5,476, and completion percentage, 71.2, in a single season.

Brees led his Saints to a 13-3 record, their second NFC South crown in three years and a third straight playoff berth.

Brees broke many other records throughout the season and stated his case for the NFL's MVP.

He may not win the MVP this year, and will probably still be left out of the conversation for the best quarterback in the NFL, but he can use the 2012 playoffs to cement his legacy and become the league's best passer.

Let's take a look at three reasons why Brees can become known as the best quarterback in the NFL after the 2012 postseason.

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