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QB South? Saints' Drew Brees, Falcons' Dan Quinn react to Tom Brady joining division

QB South? Saints' Drew Brees, Falcons' Dan Quinn react to Tom Brady joining division

Don't look now, but the NFC South now has one of the NFL's best crops of quarterbacks.

The division obviously got a boost when Tom Brady left the New England Patriots in free agency to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But the South has two incumbents with very strong pedigrees in New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and Atlanta Falcons signal-caller Matt Ryan.

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And don't forget about former Saints backup Teddy Bridgewater, who replaces Cam Newton as the Carolina Panthers' high-upside starter.

"The NFC South is turning into QB South," Falcons head coach Dan Quinn quipped Wednesday, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter.

Quinn is well aware of what Brady brings, though -- his former team hasn't lost the AFC East since 2008 -- and knows the Bucs are an immediate threat with the six-time Super Bowl champion under center.

"I think that makes the division more competitive. It will be a battle, man," Quinn said, via ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

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Brees apparently agrees with Quinn's assessment.

"Yeah, well, the division just got a little bit better, didn't it?" the veteran quarterback told Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday during an appearance on "The Ellen Show," via ESPN.com.

" ... Our division has Teddy Bridgewater, Tom Brady, Matt Ryan and myself with the Saints. It's always been a very challenging division, and it just kicked up a notch."

Brees' Saints still are the betting favorites to win their fourth straight NFC South title. Brady's Bucs are right behind them, though, and if the soon-to-be-43-year-old QB gets on the same page with offensive weapons Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay could snap that streak.

As for the AFC East? With Jarrett Stidham (Patriots), Josh Allen (Bills), Sam Darnold (Jets) and whichever QB the Dolphins land on in the 2020 NFL Draft, it's safe to say they've slid in the Division QB Power Rankings.

Twitter had jokes after Tom Brady ripped his pants during 'The Match'

Twitter had jokes after Tom Brady ripped his pants during 'The Match'

Tom Brady's Sunday afternoon of golfing with Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson was eventful, to say the least.

The ex-New England Patriots quarterback began "The Match" by struggling through the first six holes. Then, he finally got back on track with an amazing shot that briefly quieted the naysayers.

Unfortunately for Brady, the shot may have been overshadowed by him simultaneously splitting his pants. Just look at the photo below:


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Whoops!

As you can imagine, Twitter had some fun with Brady's mishap:

It's OK, Tom. It happens to the best of us.

Watch Tom Brady hit incredible shot, chirp Charles Barkley during 'The Match'

Watch Tom Brady hit incredible shot, chirp Charles Barkley during 'The Match'

Tom Brady has a thing for comebacks.

The former New England Patriots quarterback was struggling mightily through the first few holes of "The Match" on Sunday. Then, he totally redeemed himself.

Just watch this shot below and enjoy:

"Shut your mouth, Chuck," Brady said to Charles Barkley, who had been chirping him throughout the match.

We should have known a comeback was around the corner. Didn't 28-3 teach us anything?

Just as Twitter had a field day with Brady's early struggles, it enjoyed watching Brady sink that improbable shot:

Bravo, Tom. Bravo.