Drew Brees has a pretty lofty position in the NFL, as sort of a quarterback grandad in the league right now who has played himself into earning the respect of everyone.
The New Orleans Saints veteran naturally gets asked a fair bit about the young quarterbacks that populate the league and Brees has passed his judgement.
Apparently, the 37-year-old considers Derek Carr to have the best chance of really reaching that elite level that he, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning did.
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According to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN, Brees rates Carr incredibly highly.
"There's no doubt he's as talented as they come," he said. Apparently, Carr has all the talents and skills to succeed in the league for a long time to come.
"He can make all the throws and he seems like a guy that loves football and loves to compete and he's played very well in some high-pressure situations," he added.
"I think he's one of those guys that I look at and say, of all the young quarterbacks, he probably has the opportunity to be one of the best."
Carr has looked solid through his opening two seasons and could turn himself into a real top-6 caliber quarterback if he can guide this Oakland Raiders team into the playoffs and beyond this year.
With so much talent around him, no other young QB is in a better situation than Derek Carr. Let's see if he can capitalise on it in 2016.
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