Ever since Drew Brees graduated from Purdue he has been touted as being: too small, weak arm and not mobile enough. The San Diego Chargers traded away Brees the year after he had 24 touchdowns and over 3500 yards passing. Since Brees has left the Chargers he has been spectacular - in three seasons as a New Orleans Saint, Brees has passed for 26, 28 and 34 touchdown passes in three consecutive years.
In 2008, Drew Brees arrived as one of the top 2 or 3 quaterbacks in the league. In 2008, he won the prestigious offensive player of the year award. He compiled some staggering stats - over 5000 yards passing and 34 touchdowns, over a 96 passer rating, completing 65% of his passes and averaging over 300 yards a game. Even more impressive is that he did this without Colston and Shockey, their 2 top receivers, for most of the year. Brees often got criticized in the past for his arm strenght and size - but what he lacks in those departments he makes up in accuracy and intelligence. Brees gets more out of what he has than any other quaterback in the league. This quarterback is the closest thing we have to Joe Montana in the league today - who by the way was also criticized for the same things.
Now that he has arrived, football card collectors are taking notice. His card values have gone up substantially. However, if he has another couple of seasons like this one the value is only at the beginning not the end. The Drew Brees 2001 Upper Deck SP Rookie Card Jersey are some of the best rookie football cards on the market. They feature a great jersey patch with a nice action photo of the young Drew Brees.