Quote Originally Posted by iamaj View Post
If Payton is gone, I think Brees becomes what Brett Favre was his last few seasons in Green Bay: an above average (but not great) QB who throws a ton of INTs.
I agree, to an extent. It's the marriage of the two that takes each other to another level and it will be almost impossible to find that somewhere else. But I think Brees is great with or without Payton and neither is all-time great without the other.