8. Drew Brees
There really isn’t much to say about Bree’s rookie’s season. He only played in one game and finished with 221 passing yards and his first career passing touchdown. Initially, there were extreme doubts about his height and the power of his arm. Brees was able to prove these totally wrong.
It’s hilarious now to think about those worries because Brees is one of the best pure passers in NFL history. He has led the NFL in passing yards a record seven times and in passing touchdowns a record-tying four times. The Super Bowl champion is also an 11-time Pro Bowler. His best records are two greats – he owns the career marks for both passing touchdowns and passing yards in NFL history. They’re going to be exceptionally tough for any young quarterback to break.