An appreciation of Drew Brees, the retired Saints QB who Panthers fans loved to hate

When Drew Brees retired Sunday at age 42, you could hear one word shouted by Panther fans around the Carolinas: Finally! Brees was one of those opponents Panther fans loved to hate, but mostly because he was fantastic. If he had played for Carolina, a Brees statue would sit out front of Bank of America Stadium alongside the sculpture of Sam Mills. There was nothing to hate about Brees except he was so darn good. He was Luke Kuechly playing offense, a guy who combined thinking and playing and leading just about as well as anyone ever did in the NFC South. During most years, Carolina played Bree…

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