Drew Brees is a bona fide future Hall of Fame quarterback. But even Hall of Fame QBs get the statistical blues. Brees was picked off five times at Atlanta Thursday night, the biggest reason the Falcons held on for a 23-13 win over the New Orleans Saints.
It was the first five-pick performance of Brees' career. His record of 54 straight games with a touchdown pass came to an end, too.
Brees is hardly alone among great QBs who produce major-league duds. Here’s a slideshow of some of the most notable meltdowns by the game’s greatest QBs: Unitas, Namath, Marino, Favre, Manning & more.