Former Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper said on Sports Center today that he would rather have his current quarterback Drew Brees, than his old quarterback, Brett Favre, in a two-minute drill, according to ProFootballTalk.
“With the game on the line I would have to go with Mr. Drew Brees, because we’ve seen Brett — who I love to death — throw the ball up in the air when anyone can make a play on it, intercept it, at the end of games,” Sharper said on ESPN, as transcribed by Pro Football Talk. “If you want to come down to a two-minute drill where you need a play for your team to win, you go with one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the NFL, and that’s Drew Brees.”
Sharper played with Favre from 1997-2004, during the legendary quarterback’s prime. He had also played with Brees from 2009-10.
During his career, Brees has led the league in passing yards three times, and touchdowns twice. During Favre’s career, he led the league in passing yards twice and touchdowns four times. Favre also led the NFL in interceptions three separate times.