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Lucky number 7... 7 years after Drew Brees signed with the Saints he wins his second Lombardi and Superbowl MVP.
 

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The experts may rate the Reggie White/Green Bay higher, but no signing has made as much a difference to a city, a region, and a fan base as the signing of Drew Brees.
 

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And tomorrow will be the 7 year anniversary of the Saints releasing Aaron Brooks! I'm smiling all day tomorrow in celebration.
 
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There is not a day that goes by that I don't thank my lucky stars that the best QB in the league is playing for the Saints. After years and years of watching the Saints get walloped by Joe Montana and all the other star QBs, I had continually wondered what it felt like to have a player that everyone in the league considered "elite." I don't have to wonder anymore.

Anytime I feel complacency or take Brees for granted I just boot up the ol' reel of AB tossing a pass backwards to Wayne Gandy. It's amazing how Sean and Drew completely washed away all the sub-par and mediocre nonsense with this organization.
 

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The experts may rate the Reggie White/Green Bay higher, but no signing has made as much a difference to a city, a region, and a fan base as the signing of Drew Brees.
I agree.

No way Reggie White can be put ahead of Drew in terms of best free agent signing of all time.

Drew is a QB, White player DE. And Green Bay, last I checked, only won 1 Super Bowl with him. Not like they ran off a string of them.
 
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I agree.

No way Reggie White can be put ahead of Drew in terms of best free agent signing of all time.

Drew is a QB, White player DE. And Green Bay, last I checked, only won 1 Super Bowl with him. Not like they ran off a string of them.
I'm guessing that part of the lore with Reggie being put at the top is that IIRC, wasn't his signing what really opened the door to FA in the 1st place? That along with his on the field performance is probably why the media put him at the top and Brees 2nd, otherwise, it would be reversed IMO.
 

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Turned out to be a pretty darned good day 7 years later.

Man, it takes a lot to get the words "sign" in a header. I hope something good happens today because the enemy is improving and we are standing pat.
 

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I remember so many on here wanting vince young instead of Brees, I thought he would be better than avg on the field, but had the winning character that NOLA needed so bad. turned out he had both.
 

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Think about the bullets we dodged by signing Brees.

1. Jerry Jones denying the Saints when we inquired about trading for Romo....THANK YOU GOD!

2. Didn't draft Vince Young

3. Didn't draft Matt Leinert

Thats some Matrix type dodging of bullets there.

 

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Does anyone have a link to a thread about Brees' signing? I bet there were plenty of detractors. Although to be fair we were potentially getting a broken QB on top of him being a short guy without the strongest throwing arm to begin with. Little did we know he was such a hard worker and leader as he has turned out to be. Definitely one of the greatest FA pick ups of all time.
 

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