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From a purely statistical point of view, both quarterbacks own two of the finest regular-season performances in NFL history.
Aaron Rodgers' 4,643 total yards passing during the Packers' 15-1 season was incredible.
Now think of a superior adjective to describe Drew Brees' 5,476 total yards passing—15 percent greater than Rodgers.
Brees also managed to eclipse Mr. Double Check’s touchdown total (46 to 45) and completion percentage at just over 71 percent.
And as nearly every football fan is aware of, Brees surpassed Dan Marino’s record for passing yards in a single season.
When fans look back at this record down the road, they’ll wonder why the quarterback responsible for the single most statistically dominating season ever failed to win the MVP.