Brees is the MVP

Updated: December 12, 2006, 11:46 AM ET
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has positioned himself to win NFL MVP honors at the end of the season. I know LaDainian Tomlinson has had an unbelievable season in San Diego and he is, in my opinion, the best player in the NFL. But where would the Saints be without Brees? Who in their right mind thinks they would be in the driver's seat in the NFC South and in line for the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs without him?

Drew Brees
Brees has completed 66.4 percent of his passes and and has a QB rating of 101.2. He has thrown for 4,033 yards and 25 touchdowns. He is on pace to throw for just under 5,000 yards this season. His ability to process information, his quick release and the ability to make all throws in the passing game places a tremendous amount of pressure on opposing defenses. Along with all that, Brees continues to use his supporting cast like no other quarterback in the NFL. He belongs in discussions with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady about who is the best quarterback in the league.

Overall, one of the most intriguing things about the Saints offense has been their ability to self-scout themselves on a week-to-week basis. They have done an outstanding job of utilizing their own tendencies to attack opposing defenses. New Orleans continues to use different personnel groupings in different ways that always seem to keep defenses off balance. Their game plan last Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys was simply amazing and the Cowboys had no answers.