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Lance Moore is going out on a very big limb to pump the tires of his former quarterback.

The former NFL wide receiver played eight seasons with Drew Brees in New Orleans and won a Super Bowl with the Saints in 2009. So, he's a big fan of the veteran QB. In fact, Moore apparently believes that if Brees wins the NFL MVP award this season, he should be labeled the "Greatest of All Time," a designation universally reserved for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Moore made his case in a recent interview with TMZ Sports.

"I don't know how else you would quantify the greatest of all time," Moore said. "If you're talking statistics, Drew's the (NFL's) all-time completion leader, all-time completion percentage leader, all-time yards leader, he's second in touchdowns -- what more do you want from this guy?"

Well, a few more Super Bowl titles would help; Brees has just one ring, while Brady boasts five NFL championships on his résumé and is a four-time Super Bowl MVP. Moore had a counterpoint to the "rings" argument, though.

"A Super Bowl is not an individual accolade. A Super Bowl is a team thing," Moore explained. "And a lot of those Super Bowls that they won -- at least three of them -- the Patriots had awesome defenses that were killing people, and it really made his job offensively, I'm not going to say 'easier,' but not as hard."

 

In Moore's eyes, Brees has been able to do more with less, as New Orleans has had some shaky defenses over the years. That may be true -- New England had some terrific defenses in the early 2000s -- but it was Brady who led the 2001 Patriots on a game-winning drive in Super Bowl XXXVI and threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns in Super Bowl XXXVIII against the Carolina Panthers.

We suppose everyone's entitled to their own opinion, though. And if you ask Brady, he might be OK with Brees getting the GOAT label.

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