Before turning into a future Hall of Fame quarterback and record-breaker, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees first started his career with the then-San Diego Chargers. Brees left in 2005 after the team selected NC State quarterback Philip Rivers, and the rest is history.

Brees now leads all NFL quarterbacks in touchdowns, passing yards, and 300-yard games. With the Saints, Brees had thrown for 64,815 yards, 464 touchdowns, and 184 interceptions. Brees is also a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Saints.

Rivers found success with the Chargers, throwing for 58,990 yards, 395 touchdowns, and 196 interceptions. But, Rivers has not been to the Super Bowl with the Chargers or gained the accolades like Brees.

It is without question that Brees is having a much better time with the Saints than the Chargers are having with Rivers, and probably will ever have. Also, it appears that Brees doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, while Rivers is showing his age.

This season, Brees is throwing for 2,726 yards, 24 touchdowns, and four interceptions despite missing six games with a thumb injury. Meanwhile, Rivers is throwing for 4,334 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions.

If San Diego never decided to move on from Brees, the team could have a Super Bowl (or multiple) and could still call San Diego home to the team instead of Los Angeles.

It is one of the biggest what-ifs in NFL history, but Brees found his money with another team, and will forever go down in the history books.