NFC South QB rankings entering the 2019 season: Drew Brees still on top
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By Matt Urben

The NFC South continues to be the deepest quarterback division in the NFL. It features two former regular season MVPs in Matt Ryan and Cam Newton, one former Super Bowl MVP and all-time great in Drew Brees, and also Jameis Winston.

As we head towards the 2019 season, let’s see how they stack up in our division quarterback rankings.

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2018 Stats: 3,992 pass yards, 32 TDs, 5 INTs, 115.7 QB rating

Even though Brees failed to top 4,000 passing yards in 2018, he was as efficient as ever, finishing with an NFL-best 115.7 passer rating. While Matt Ryan is certainly close to surpassing Brees, especially considering his age (40), we think Brees probably has at least one more year in him as the division’s top passer.

Brees also no longer has to carry the Saints like he once did. Dual-threat running back Alvin Kamara has become the focal point of the offense. Brees also has a top-10 receiver in Michael Thomas, who has some of the best hands in the league. New Orleans also has a much tougher defense now than it had during its playoff drought from 2014-2016. All of that adds up to taking a ton of pressure off...



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