Found July 16, 2012 on One-Handed Grab:
Big Ten Network has been helping us pass the long offseason by airing their lists of the Top Ten quarterbacks of past decades. The most recent installment I saw was the 1990s. The 1980s and 2000s (2000-2009) have already aired (check the lists out here). To make the list a quarterback had to play at least two seasons in the decade. As you can see Purdue quarterback Drew Brees topped the list of 1990s QBs. And, is there really any room for argument? Tom Brady may have been the third Michigan QB on this list, but things have turned out much differently in the NFL for that group. Here's a fun fact from the show: Trent Green rushed for three scores against Auburn in the 1990 Peach Bowl. It's actually a record against Auburn, tied with Jack Mildren of Oklahoma from the 1972 Sugar Bowl. Auburn still won that game against Green and Indiana, 27-23. Would you re-rank this list in some way based on their performance in college? Did any Big Ten quarterback from the 1990s get snubbed here?
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Drew Brees Cashes In With Huge Contract, But Saints Quarterback Might Have to Watch His Back

Drew Brees got paid in the biggest way as he became the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Now, the Saints quarterback will have to watch his back. Following Bountygate and entering the season without the services of head coach Sean Payton, Brees and the rest of the Saints for that matter may have a pretty big bull's-eye on their backs.

New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees Is Battling Father Time

To be kind, the New Orleans Saints have not had the greatest offseason in the history of the National Football League.   This might rank as one of the worst off-seasons a team has ever had.   It certainly would be in the top ten of bad off-seasons in the history of the NFL.   A long protracted negotiation that broke down and resulted in Drew Brees playing under the Franchise...

Saints’ Drew Brees treats fans to celebratory sandwiches

Shortly after officially becoming New Orleans’ $100 million man, Drew Brees grabbed some grub to celebrate. Whereas most — nearly all — athletes would choose to dine alone, Brees invited the locals out to his Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, which he opened last year. Who wants to join me for a celebratory #9 at Jimmy [...]

Drew Brees’ record contract awarded out of desperation

It has not been one of the better off-season’s in the world of football. There has already been a host of arrests to leave a sour taste. Following top drafted receiver Justin Blackmon’s arrest, the verdict for Jerry Sandusky came in and found him guilty on nearly every charge. Adding to this was the Spring exposure of Bounty-Gate containing some alarming diatribe from Gregg...

Saints finally sign Drew Brees

We all knew this was going to get done, and the New Orleans Saints finally dumped enough money to get Drew Brees to sign on the dotted line.

What does the Drew Brees deal mean for Matt Forte and the Bears?

So Drew Brees got an NFL-record $100 million, 5 year deal from the Saints.  That they agreed to a contract surprised no one, that $60 million is guaranteed over three years surprised everyone.  I’ll leave debating the wisdom of that much guaranteed money to others but finally getting some good news out of that franchise is refreshing.  This was quite a slump buster. ...

Brees signs NFL record deal

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has signed a five-year US$100 million contract extension – a record in the NFL....

Training Camp Outlook: Saints

We continue our daily look at the Packers' opponents with a Week 4 showdown against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. What are the main training camp goals and who are the players to watch?

Stafford’s next contract could be Brees like

So far Martin Mayhew and the rest of the Lions’ front office have been able to weather Phase 2 of the Millen effect. Phase 2 of the Millen effect again is having to deal with the monetary aspect of the first round draft picks once their rookie contracts are up. For instance they’ve succeeded in locking down the best wide-out in the game long-term in Calvin Johnson while holding...

"Monday Morning Huddle" Ep. 6: The NFL QB

Football Nation presents the sixth episode of “Monday Morning Huddle”. In this week’s episode, host, Dave Holcomb puts in his final thoughts on QB Drew Brees’ huge contract and the backlash New Orleans could go through, whether the pressure QB Tony Romo receives in a Cowboys’ uniform is warranted, and whether Quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Joe Flacco are the most overrated...

NFL Sunday Morning Quick Hits: Drew Brees, Gregg Williams & More

Every Sunday morning our NFL columnist Anthony Stalter will provide his “quick-hits” from around the league. + The window to win a Super Bowl is smaller than fans realize. There are teams like the Patriots, Steelers and Peyton Manning-led Colts whose window seems to remain open at all times. But they’re the exception. Thus, the Saints had no choice but to pay Drew Brees what...

Rabbit Punches: Freeh Report, Body Issue, Lin, Brees, Cano Booed

A Rabbit Punch has two meanings, both of which describe the nature of the article. 1. A series of fast punches. 2. An illegal punch to the back of the head between the skull and the first vertebrate that can cause permanent damage to the nerves or death. In the Penn St. child abuse scandal, The Freeh Report finds fault with all the big names at PSU including the late Joe Paterno...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.