Not many of us, except maybe Chargers fans, remember Drew Brees as a Charger. He was drafted in the 2nd round in 2001 by them. Became the starter there in 2002 and then was a Pro Bowl player in 2004 before suffering a shoulder injury which led to Phillip Rivers and a Brees release.
The Drew Brees story only got better from there as he signed as a Free Agent with the Saints in 2006. Since then, he has made the Chargers regret letting him go. He not only has earned 8 Pro Bowl trips and has led all NFL quarterbacks in touchdowns, passing yards and 300-yard games since then, he also led the Saints to a Super Bowl win and was the MVP of that game. How many Super Bowls have the Chargers won or been in since his release? 0.
Drew is not only a great player on the field that makes 5,000 yard seasons look like candy, but he is also a great person off the field and a role model. True character and leader all around.
I can't think of another football player that has made more of an impact on their new team vs their old. When I think Drew Brees, I think Saints.
How many of you remember Brees as a Charger?