Drew Brees has gone from successful college quarterback, to average professional quarterback, to one of the best players playing in today’s National Football League. Brees showed talent during his early days in San Diego, but really blossomed his last season there and then after he joined the New Orleans Saints. He would eventually lead the Saints to the Super Bowl title and establish himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in the process.
The Saint developed into one of the most high powered offenses the league has ever seen, thanks in large part to the skills and attitude of quarterback Drew Brees. Who though has Drew Brees connected with the most for touchdowns during his still young career? And even though he hasn’t played there in awhile, are there still any San Diego Chargers players on the list? Here is a look at the receivers who have caught the most touchdown passes from Drew Brees.
#1 – Marques Colston (40)
#2 – Antonio Gates (23)
#3 – Lance Moore (22)
#4 – Robert Meachem (17)
#5 – Devery Henderson (14)
Drew Brees and Marques Colston have really formed a formidable quarterback wide receiver combo in recent years. Brees’ talent for throwing the ball combines with Colston’s natural catching ability and great route running to make them dangerous at almost any time of the game.
Reggie Bush just missed making that top five list as through the 2010 NFL season he sits in sixth position with 12 touchdown passes thrown to him by Drew Brees.
Drew Brees has come a long way since his days as a hard to handle quarterback at Purdue University. The San Diego Chargers were right to draft him and with Philip Rivers sitting on the bench, they were probably right to move him along to the Saints too. He has since gone on to prove though that he is truly one of the best quarterbacks in the league.