Bashing Aaron Rodgers But Giving Drew Brees a Pass for Only Winning 1 Super Bowl Makes No Sense

Why isn't Drew Brees getting bashed for winning one Super Bowl like Aaron Rodgers?
Why isn't Drew Brees getting bashed for winning one Super Bowl like Aaron Rodgers? | Harry How/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is one of the best we've ever seen, but he's been the subject of criticism for years now. And it only continued on Thursday.

During an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall expressed his belief that the Packers wasted Rodgers' career for only getting him one Super Bowl victory.

While that's certainly something worth debating, especially considering Green Bay's front office hasn't provided him with the proper weapons over the years, we want to know why we're not hearing similar discussions regarding the New Orleans Saints and fellow one-time Lombardi Trophy-winning signal caller Drew Brees?

Brees, of course, brought the Saints organization their first-ever Super Bowl win back in 2010 after defeating the Peyton Manning-led Indianapolis Colts. And yet, just like Rodgers, that was the only time that the future Hall of Fame quarterback has reached the season's final game.

The Saints suffered heartbreak and punches to the gut since reaching the mountain top. New Orleans reached the playoffs six times afterwards, accumulated a less-than-impressive 4-6 record, and reached the NFC Championship Game just once. Meanwhile, the Packers reached the postseason seven times following their Super Bowl XLV win, accumulated a 6-7 record, and reached the conference title game three times.

People love to bash former head coach Mike McCarthy (which is rather easy to do, considering how he mismanaged the talent on his team), but where's that same energy for Sean Payton? He has a losing record in the playoffs since winning Super Bowl XLIV and watched from the sidelines as his team suffered brutal defeats in the form of the Minneapolis Miracle, the Los Angeles Rams conference title game fiasco, and the overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings this past season.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion when it comes to quarterback legacy, but we need to hear more discussions about Brees' career being wasted by the Saints.