Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints has been awarded the Sport Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award for his efforts toward getting the Saints their first Super Bowl victory in their 43 year history.
He won the Super Bowl MVP award for his 288 yards and two passing touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts.
As of right now, Brees is by no means the favorite for the NFL MVP Award this season, as that distinction would have to go to Philip Rivers, Tom Brady or Michael Vick at this point in the year.
There is no doubt, however, that the Saints and Brees have the offensive firepower needed to insert Brees into the conversation for the award.
So, lets take a look at how Brees measures up in each of the important statistical categories with the other MVP candidates and his chances of overtaking them.