Tom Brady and Drew Brees: ‘A Respectful Rivalry’


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The rivalry between Tom Brady and Drew Brees has been an on-going battle, a friendly, but historic matchup.

Drew Brees and the Saints will host Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, as two great teams in the NFC face off in the season opener.

The future Hall of Famers met back in their college days, when Michigan defeated Purdue back in the 1999 season.


Brees has the upper hand in their pro matchups, with a 3-2 record against Brady.

Brady looks to get even Sunday afternoon.

Brees once posted a perfect 158.3 passer rating against Brady’s New England Patriots, the same season the Saints won the Super Bowl in 2009.

Tom Brady is known as the NFL’s greatest quarterback to ever do it, earning that right posting over 74,000 yards, with a 541-179 TD-INT ratio along with several Super Bowl runs.

Don’t let Brady’s numbers downplay Brees, as he has totaled over 77,000 yards, with a 547-237 TD-INT ratio.

Players can post great stats throughout a season, but it’s the consistency that makes them Hall of Fame type player’s.

Over Brady’s career, he has earned three league MVP awards, six Super Bowls, and four Super Bowl MVP Awards.

Brady was also named to 14 Pro Bowls, and has led the NFL in passing yards twice through his career.

Brees has made the Pro Bowl 13 times and was the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2004.

Brees was also the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2011, and was the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV.

Both Brady and Brees are in their 40’s, but that hasn’t stopped them from winning games, and making the postseason either.

Entering the 2020 NFL season, both legends have a top five ranked offense regardless of their age, arm strength, and reliability.

They clash once again today.

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