New Orleans Saints fans voted Drew Brees as the Saints player that would make the best presidential candidate in a poll on NewOrleansSaints.com this week.
Brees earned 63 percent of the 2,262 votes. Along with Brees, former TE Benjamin Watson (31%) and Delvin Breaux (5%) rounded out the top three in the poll.
Brees was asked if he would ever be interested in getting involved in politics last season.
"I pay more attention to (politics) now than I ever have," Brees said on Nov. 11, 2015. "I like reading the paper and watching it. Politics are funny now. There are so many angles different people try to take. There are the smear campaigns that everybody tries to engage in so half the time you are spinning and trying to defend yourself. You really open yourself up to a lot of scrutiny when you enter these races. Unfortunately, I think that too many times the attention gets steered away from the issues themselves and goes more towards who's attacking who and why, and why do you have to defend a statement you made 25 years ago. At the end of the day, I watch because I am really trying to understand the issues and where everyone's stance is, and what is best for our country and our state."
Asked if being a political leader is similar to being a quarterback, Brees provided this explanation:
"I think the whole buck stops here kind of mentality. At the end of the day, if you're the Governor or if you're the President, you're the final decision maker. Those decisions fall on you just as with the quarterback, even though you might be getting input from a lot of different places. There is just so much that goes into it. I don't envy the position those guys are in. Not to say I wouldn't try it one day, but I've got a lot more to do before we get there."
Brees may or may not run for president, but he certainly looks like a former Commander in Chief - 19th president Rutherford B. Hayes.