New Orleans' Drew Brees, Tampa Bay's Tom Brady provide historic backdrop to regular-season opener (1 Viewer)

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By John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com

Fifteen or 20 years from now, this will happen again.

Or, perhaps, 25 to 30 years from now.

Or – just maybe – it'll never happen again.

The convergence that will occur in the New Orleans Saints' regular-season opener against Tampa Bay on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will provide the NFL with a unicorn-ish matchup: a pair of 40-plus year old starting quarterbacks who, combined, are the most statistically accomplished men ever to play the position.

The Saints offer 41-year-old Drew Brees, the Super Bowl XLIV MVP and the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards (77,416), passing touchdowns (547), 5,000-yard passing seasons (five) and a handful of other marks, whose 163 regular-season victories ranks fourth on the all-time list.

The Buccaneers counter with 43-year-old Tom Brady, a free agent signee who, in 20 seasons with the Patriots, stacked six Super Bowl victories (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI and LIII) and four Super Bowl MVP trophies, an NFL-record 219 regular-season victories, and checks in second on the all-time lists in passing yards (74,571) and passing touchdowns (541).

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