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Culpepper was the "right" choice, and even Brees would have sucked here. Tua is THE right choice, but he needs a team around!

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Folks remember the circumstances here, Brees had just undergone shoulder surgery in which his shoulder was a complete mess. Most teams would have passed on him. Culpepper was coming off a knee injury which I mean, you generally see athletes successfully come back from.

Also, just because Brees was successful with the Saints doesn't mean he would have enjoyed that success with us. In New Orleans he got to work with the offensive genius that is Sean Payton meanwhile he wouldn't have had nearly that type of situation in Miami. Most likely Saban still would have bailed leading to the continued disarray the franchise went into after that. It's more likely Brees would have been cut 2/3 years after, if that long, than having the same level of success he had with New Orleans.

We need to prevent this from happening to Tua. He's THE ONE, the one who's to truly succeed "Dan the Man." They need to protect him with a sense of urgency!
 

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Folks remember the circumstances here, Brees had just undergone shoulder surgery in which his shoulder was a complete mess. Most teams would have passed on him. Culpepper was coming off a knee injury which I mean, you generally see athletes successfully come back from.

Also, just because Brees was successful with the Saints doesn't mean he would have enjoyed that success with us. In New Orleans he got to work with the offensive genius that is Sean Payton meanwhile he wouldn't have had nearly that type of situation in Miami. Most likely Saban still would have bailed leading to the continued disarray the franchise went into after that. It's more likely Brees would have been cut 2/3 years after, if that long, than having the same level of success he had with New Orleans.

We need to prevent this from happening to Tua. He's THE ONE, the one who's to truly succeed "Dan the Man." They need to protect him with a sense of urgency!
Unfortunately you are going to get a lot of snide comments, but truth be told you probably aren't too far off if off at all. Just looking at the injuries. Brees was never a strong armed QB coming off a potentially career ending type shoulder surgery. Culpepper was a big strong QB with a strong arm coming off seasons ending knee injury which as you stated many players come back from. Take the names and the history out of it and the QB with the knee injury is the safer pick.

The Payton/Brees marriage was perfect. He knew exactly how to build an offense around his skills. Not sure that would have happened in Miami. Similar to all the people clamoring for Herbert, no clue what he would look like in Miami.
 

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Brees was good in SD before NO, not quite as good but either was their team. He flourished under the Big Easy system.
Drew Brees had a passer rating of 84.9 with 12,348 yards, 80 touchdowns and 53 interceptions in 59 games for the San Diego Chargers in his career.
 

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Folks remember the circumstances here, Brees had just undergone shoulder surgery in which his shoulder was a complete mess. Most teams would have passed on him. Culpepper was coming off a knee injury which I mean, you generally see athletes successfully come back from.

Also, just because Brees was successful with the Saints doesn't mean he would have enjoyed that success with us. In New Orleans he got to work with the offensive genius that is Sean Payton meanwhile he wouldn't have had nearly that type of situation in Miami. Most likely Saban still would have bailed leading to the continued disarray the franchise went into after that. It's more likely Brees would have been cut 2/3 years after, if that long, than having the same level of success he had with New Orleans.

We need to prevent this from happening to Tua. He's THE ONE, the one who's to truly succeed "Dan the Man." They need to protect him with a sense of urgency!

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Maybe in an alternate time line Brees lands in Miami and never recovers and Culpepper goes to the Saints and has productive decade of play. As it actually played out sure we could said Brees would have been the right choice. However, who know how things work out in Miami. Brees playing with Nick Saban and a more conservative offense. Maybe Brees would have stayed for a few seasons and then looked to move on to a better situation.
 

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Culpepper was finished before he ever signed with the Dolphins. He was an okay QB in his prime with the Vikings but the Vikings were a sub 500 team during his years as their starting QB. By the time he came to the Dolphins, he was already on the downside of his career.
While I understand why the Doctors had concerns with Brees because of his shoulder surgery and most teams had no interest in signing him. The reality is he ended up being a HOF QB and while having Payton as his HC certainly benefitted Brees, he would have ended up being an excellent QB with the Dolphins or any other team he signed with. He was just that good.
 

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Which QB skills has Tua revealed that has fans enthused about his potential ? * sorry I was not able to watch the Dolphins games during the 2020 season.
 
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