Drew Brees has been one of the best QBs in the NFL since being drafted in 2001 by the San Diego Chargers. When it's all said and done, he will go down as one of the greatest players to ever bless the sport because his numbers and awards are good enough to put him there. Brees does not have the size of most Hall of Fame QBs, standing at just 6'0 and weighing 209 lbs. He does, however, have the arm strength and accuracy.

Aaron Rodgers came into the NFL in 2005 and had to wait a few years before replacing Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre as the starter for the Green Bay Packers.

When he did step in, he immediately showed why the Packers made a very wise investment, even when many critics throughout the league didn't believe so.

In 2008, he was named the starting QB after a three-year wait. Since then, he has been arguably the most exciting player at his position with his laser sharp accuracy and ability to use his feet during key moments of a game.

Drew Brees: Numbers and achievements

Drew Brees did not become a permanent starter for the Chargers until his second season, despite making his first career start during his rookie season.

Brees would then struggle to find his way in San Diego for the next three seasons. He did, however, have his first breakout season in 2004. He led the Chargers to a 12-4 record while throwing 27 TDs and just 7 INTs.

That year he won the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year award. However, the team had drafted QB Phillip Rivers that same season to possibly replace Brees after struggling his first two years.

Brees eventually signed with the New Orleans Saints during the 2006 season.

The move to the N.O. proved to be the best of his 16-year NFL career. In his first season, he led the Saints to the NFC championship and threw a franchise record 4,418 yards. He would twice break that record the following two seasons and in 2008 he became the second QB in NFL history to pass for over 5,000 yards in a season.

The next season he would win his first and only Super Bowl ring. He was also named Super Bowl MVP after his Saints defeated Peyton Manning and the Colts 31-17.

For his career, Brees has thrown for over 66,000 yards and 465 touchdowns and ranks third all-time in both categories. He has a career passer rating of 96.3 and has thrown for over 5,000 yards in a season a total of five times. The numbers that he's been able to produce throughout his 16-year NFL career will make him a guaranteed first-ballot Hall of Famer.

Aaron Rodgers: Many accomplishments in short time

It's safe to say Aaron Rodgers' NFL career began in 2008 when he replaced Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre.

So, it took Mr. Rodgers himself just two years to win his first and only Super Bowl title. Some would argue that his quick success came from watching and learning from one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game in Favre. However, he experienced his own growing pains that turned him into arguably the best player at his position when 100 percent healthy.

Rodgers has yet to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season like Brees, but his career QB rating of 104.1 is an NFL record that he holds after being a starter for just eight seasons. His 122.5 passer rating in 2011 is an NFL regular-season record. Aaron has garnered two MVP and one Super Bowl MVP awards in his 12-year career.

He's thrown for a total of 36,827 yards and has 297 career touchdown passes.

His 25 career rushing touchdowns make him fifth on the list all-time for quarterbacks.

If Rodgers can play the same amount of seasons Brees ends up playing for his career, he is on pace to finish with the better numbers. However, Drew shows no signs of slowing down even at the age of 38 anytime soon. Aaron, on the other hand, has taken more of a beating during his time in the league, so the number of solid years he will be able to produce remains a question.

No matter what, both players will go down as two of the best in NFL history and have the talent to make any team a guaranteed contender.